Teacher strike of 2019. There is an indefinite strike of teachers throughout Poland, schools and kindergartens were closed, students do not take classes, only the high school exam was carried out without major difficulties. Can the 2018/2019 school year be prolonged by the teachers' strike? Anna Zalewska responds.
2019 Teachers Strike
As of Monday (April 8, 2019), teachers are waiting for an indefinite strike. It's the biggest strike since 1993. "The strike is the only way out," the teachers say.
How long does the strike last? There is no answer to this question. There is no date for the end of the protest in schools, but for now there is no indication that the strike will end soon.
"We will cancel the strike when the government accepts our demand for two 15 percent increases." This is feasible, "said Sławomir Broniarz.
We will cancel the strike when the government accepts our demands.
– How long the strike will last depends on the social response – says the AIP economist and former Solidarity advisor, prof. Ryszard Bugaj. There are several scenarios. The protests could turn into a strike, in which only 30% will participate in a few days. schools. This would be the worst case scenario for the NAP. The second scenario may be social mobilization and support of teachers by other social groups – believes prof. Bugaj. The coming days and opinion polls will show whether the opposition government and politicians will decide to come up with other proposals for the protesters and how the ANP will react.
Many people wonder if because of the teachers' strike the 2018/2019 school year will be extended and holidays will start later. The Deputy Minister of Education, Maciej Kopec, calms parents that the classes and the school year will go according to plan. Anna Zalewska spoke in a similar vein. However, despite this, some schools have a different opinion. Parents who are afraid to extend the school year are also worried the kids are going to have to make their days, during which, instead of classes in the schools, a strike occurred.
There is no reason to make changes to the school calendar.
Everything indicates that end of the 2018/2019 school year will not be delayed and should occur in accordance with the program of the school year.
According to an unofficial FM FM radio station, Education Minister Anna Zalewska has temporarily banned talking about the situation in education.
2019 Teachers Strike
At the press conference, the Union of Polish Teachers provided the latest data on the strike. In the region of Cujávia-Pomerânia 87.72 percent joined the strike. schools. That's 879 out of 1002 branches in our region. Such data were provided at the Sławomir Broniarz press conference. The ANP president said that almost 75% of schools in Poland are participating in the strike.
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When will the end of the 2018/2019 school year be?
The execution of didactic and educational activities according to the calendar of the 2018/2019 school year published on the website of the Ministry of National Education will take place June 21, 2019
The end of the 2018/2019 school year – June 21
The holidays will last from June 22 to August 31, 2019.
The new school year will begin on September 1, 2019.
The end of the 2018/2019 school year precedes the Body of God, which falls on June 20, 2019. The Body of God is a public holiday.
The end of the school year on June 21 will take place for most students at all levels of education. However, the end of didactic and educational activities does not mean the end of the school year – emphasizes Deputy Minister Kopeć.
– The school year ends on August 31. And everything that happens until August 31, of course, is happening all the time in the school year, "he told a news conference on the day the teachers' strike began on April 8. – In June we have the end of classes, not the end of the school year. I am convinced that everything that will happen will allow exam questions and the issue of recruitment as well as the issue of student classification and pedagogical advice to occur according to law. The conclusion of the classes must take place according to the regulation.