It is sad to think that despite the fact that the Education Minister Gavroglu has taught as a university professor in Greece he has learned nothing about the problems that have beset Greek universities.
With great audacity the minister without even a basic dialogue tabled in Parliament a 1,120-page draft bill that is full of vote-mongering provisions.
The education minister is not merely copying the practices of the past. He is inaugurating a new type of old party politics that does not bode well for Greece’s problematic education system.
The government is vote-mongering with piecemeal changes without planning simply in order to hire thousands of teachers.
The country’s civil service umbrella union, ADEDY, also backed and attended the protest, during which roads leading Syntagma Square were closed off.
'The salaries and pensions and healthcare of the clergy will be guaranteed absolutely, transparently, and categorically,' Gavroglu declared after his meeting with Ieronymos today, in a clear effort to placate the angry lower clergy.
University and school students did their “revolutionary” duty by protesting with ideological constructs that are the remnants of what they view as the old, glorious era of the student movement, when it was fighting against the intensification of studies.