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Coronavirus: 87% of Teachers Object to Apr 19 Return to Schools, Union says

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.04.13.

Fully 87 percent of teachers would prefer not to return to the classroom on April 19, while 54 percent said they would obey the instruction to do so, according to teacher union PSZ, citing a fresh survey by 21 Kutatóközpont.

The survey indicates that only 7 percent of respondents agree with the decision to reopen primary schools and kindergartens on April 19.

Zsuzsa Szabó, the union’s head, at an online press briefing on Tuesday thanked health-care staff for sacrificing their free time at Easter and last weekend to vaccinate teachers, adding that PSZ believes that a hasty return to the classroom would be dangerous for everyone involved.

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The debate on the reopening of schools in Hungary continues. Although Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced last week that secondary schools will not return to on-site education until May, kindergartens and primary schools are still scheduled to open next Monday. While the government claims it is safe to return to in-person education, several teacher’s unions […]Continue reading

At the same time, she welcomed the postponement of the opening of secondary schools to May 10. Szabó added that the results of their survey had been passed on to education managers, and hopefully this may have an influence on changing the decision.

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