Among thirteen Croatian cities protesting today for curriculum reform and gathered amazing amount of people on Stradun, in front of the Sponza Palace, in front of the St. Blaise Church…
Reason is political attack on the comprehensive curricular reform implementation working group. This much needed curricular reform was created throughout 6 years in an open, professional and democratic atmosphere, independent from political ideologies, in the public debate attended by more than 60,000 teachers and professors – says the official Facebook event for protests.
‘Head of the working group Boris Jokić and his team have resigned due to the political pressure. Political pressure in this case is simple. The Parliamentary Committee has decided to expand the working group by including individuals from the marginal political options, with the aim to determine what is acceptable and what is not. This suggests censorship’, organizers wrote while inviting people to this event.
It is unacceptable to let marginal political interest groups obstruct a project of such importance for the future of Croatia – this was the message all around Croatia, and also in Dubrovnik, which once again expressed itself as the city that accepts knowledge and respects above all, creative minds and reforms, without government interference!
Cover photo: Protester holding the transparent saying: ‘Croatia is cherished through knowledge and education’