The trend was reversed: Instead of modernizing the country’s education system, the chronic hangups of the public sector were introduced to the private one.

It was a setback brought about by the previous administration, which introduced suffocating bureaucratic restrictions in private education which, among other things, gave quasi-public sector privileges to teachers in the private sector.

The removal of these distortions explains the intense union reactions to the new legislation introduced by the Ministry of Education. 

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