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14th January, 2020

Fewer young teachers in state schools

The corps of Hungary’s schoolteachers is ageing, while more children are segregated in state schools, according to a report by the Academy of Sciences.

The study found that the proportion of teachers aged 50-59 increased from 27% in 2008 to 35% in 2018, while those older than 60 years of age rose from 2% of the total to 9%.

The proportion of teachers younger than 30 dropped from 9% to 6%, those aged 30-39 from 27% to 18%.

The study also found that the number of disadvantaged children – mostly Roma – who were taught in segregated schools rose by more than 10% between 2008 and 2018.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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