Tag: Poland

Participant numbers discrepancy in recent teachers’ strike in Poland

A teachers’ strike over pay and conditions took place across Poland on 31st March. The Polish Teachers’ Association – the largest teaching union in the country – organised the demonstration. Amongst its demands are a ten per cent salary increase,

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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

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Teachers and parents say no to elimination of middle schools in Poland

On November 19th, thousands of teachers and parents held a demonstration in Warsaw, to protest against the government’s plan to get rid of Poland’s middle schools. From 2017, the Education Ministry wants to phase out the schools that serve students

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Children in Poland will start school aged seven (again)

The Polish parliament has voted in favour of returning the school starting age to seven years old.

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