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A proposal to solve the row over the Ukrainian law on public education

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

A researcher on international law believes Hungary should give the majority of Ukrainian politicians the benefit of the doubt, and negotiate an amendment to their new law which violates the right of minorities to be taught in their mother tongue in the public school system. READ MORE

Jobbik MP suggests suffrage based on educational achievement

Monday, August 7th, 2017

After a prominent Jobbik MP suggested that people who have not completed eight years of basic schooling should not be allowed to vote, commentators agree that the proposal is out of touch with modern times, but might be revealing about just how far Jobbik’s move to the centre has gone. READ MORE

Debate on ‘Taygetos Act’

Friday, June 9th, 2017

As the left-wing opposition accuses the government of educational eugenics, commentators sharply disagree on the meaning of a recent amendment to the Public Education Act.  READ MORE

Up to 4 per cent GDP growth predicted

Monday, March 13th, 2017

As experts forecast steady growth in the forthcoming two years, a conservative and a left-wing economist agree that in order to maintain fast growth, Hungary needs to improve competitiveness through investing more in education. READ MORE

Government to reform primary education

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

A conservative Roma rights activist welcomes the government’s proposal to introduce a mandatory pre-school year to help the integration of children from poor families. READ MORE

A conservative view on Hungary’s poor PISA performance

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

A conservative educational philosopher offers explanations for Hungary’s underperformance in the regular international competence test. He lists differences in educational traditions compared to western Europe, and the failure of efforts to improve education levels among the Roma, among the reasons. READ MORE

PISA test scores decline

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of purposefully impairing public education in Hungary in order to ‘produce obedient citizens’, while his right-wing counterpart thinks that politicising the debate on education makes proper discussion difficult. READ MORE

Exodus route deleted from school map

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

A conservative pundit pokes fun at the authorities who wiped Moses’ route to the Promised Land from school maps in order not to offend either Jewish or Palestinian Arab sensitivities. READ MORE

LMP proposes restricting rights of sex offenders

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Magyar Nemzet supports the LMP’s proposal to ban sex offenders from education and sports. READ MORE

A new round of teachers’ protests

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

As teachers organize a full day strike demanding education reforms and higher salaries, a pro-government and a left-wing commentator agree that it is unlikely that teachers will achieve their aims. READ MORE