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.
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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