Greece: Teachers and students rally against education bill in Athens

Students and teachers took to the streets of Athens on Wednesday to protest against education reforms included in Greece's coronavirus response measures, with plans for remote learning accused of violating pupils' right to privacy. Protesters — most of them wearing masks — marched through central Athens and gathering outside the Greek parliament building in Syntagma Square, where they scuffled... Еще with police over a banner on the building's steps. The rally was reportedly attended by the Greek primary teachers' federation (DOE), the civil servants' confederation (ADEDY), the secondary school teachers' union (OLME) and the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME). Unions are opposing government plans to allow the livestreaming of school classes, saying it would violate pupils' rights, as well as proposals to merge schools and increase class sizes. On Tuesday, Greek Education Minister Niki Kerameos said that the new rules for remote learning learning would not entail video recording of lessons or the installation of cameras in classrooms. Greece has 2,760 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 155 related deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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