Divisive education reforms are now law in Poland

Controversial reforms to Poland’s education system have been signed into law by the President.

On 9th January, President Andrzej Duda signed the national education reform bill despite the content having caused mass demonstrations in November 2016 in Warsaw where thousands of people protested against the proposed elimination of existing vocational schools and gymnasiums.

The new system will see these schools replaced with elementary schools, lyceums and technical colleges, meaning that the current system of six years of primary school, three of middle school and three of high school will now change to eight years of primary and four years of high school.

Read more here from Sputnik

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201701091049408345-poland-crisis-education-bill/

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