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School year starts amid coronavirus doubts

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

A left-wing commentator acknowledges that most Hungarians do want classroom teaching, but fears that the reopening of schools will create chaos and uncertainty. Her pro-government counterpart cautions against panic and fear-mongering. READ MORE

Classroom teaching to start on 1 September

Monday, August 24th, 2020

Pro-government commentators are confident that schools can be reopened safely. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, doubts if schools have the capacity to maintain social distancing and hygiene rules. READ MORE

GOVT plans to send guards to 500 schools

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

A pro-government pundit welcomes the government’s plan to set up a school guard service to protect teachers and students from violence. A radical left-wing commentator thinks the plan misses the causes of school violence. READ MORE

Weeklies on the coronavirus epidemic

Monday, March 16th, 2020

The weeklies went to print before the Prime Minister’s announcement on Friday evening of a heightened state of emergency and the closure of all schools. All commentators write gravely about the virus, although not without political overtones. READ MORE

School closures recommended to combat the coronavirus epidemic

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

A liberal economist thinks closing schools would be a useful step to slow down the spread of an epidemic and thus help the health service cope with the disease. READ MORE