Hungary: Government to remove support for bilingual education

Hungary: In the kind of news that, to use a Turkish phrase, makes you want to eat your head, support for bilingual education in Hungary will be discontinued next year under the current draft budget, despite schools saying this would pull the rug from under students,

A recent Daily Nepszabadsag aticle noted that the head of the governing Socialist party’s education working team, Andras Toth Tatai, told the paper that bilingual education is ‘not a basic education task. Bilingual education is not planned to be discontinued but financing needs to be resolved from alternative sources, such as local councils or parents,’ he declared. What joy.

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