Teachers' Union Decries Evaluation Introduction Plans

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The idea introduced to the press of the performance evaluation of teachers is "completely inappropriate" and "extremely dangerous," according to the Democratic Trade Union of Teachers (PDSZ), reports RTL.

According to a Ministry of the Interior document obtained by left-leaning independent daily Népszava, the government plans to introduce annual internal performance evaluations in educational institutions, which would be used to examine the work performance of teachers and institution managers.

The best 20% of teachers will be ranked as achieving above-average performance and could receive extra financial benefits. In comparison, the bottom 20% would be evaluated as below average, and money could even be deducted from them.

According to the PDSZ, the government's goal is to break the resistance of educators, divide the teaching bodies, and train teachers to be "disciplined soldiers who carry out orders and produce apparent performance."

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