Lover­dos ac­cuses left­ists over high school sit-ins

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Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter An­dreas Lover­dos ac­cused SYRIZA yes­ter­day of en­cour­ag­ing stu­dents to stage sit-ins at dozens of pub­lic high schools around Greece to protest ed­u­ca­tion re­forms.

Lover­dos cited a state­ment by the op­po­si­tion party’s youth wing that praised the pupils for stand­ing up to the gov­ern­ment’s re­forms, which in­clude lim­it­ing the course ma­te­rial at se­nior high schools.

“We do not op­pose protests, which are a right, but we will not al­low teach­ing hours to be lost,” said Lover­dos.

More than 500 se­nior high schools failed to open at the be­gin­ning of the week. It is ex­pected that some schools will re­open to­day after the teach­ers’ union held its elec­tions.

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