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Peter Rado on the Performance of Hungarian Schools

A caste system has emerged in Hungarian education, and it can only be changed by a very strong public policy shift, our Research Affiliate Peter Rado said in an interview with

The performance of the Hungarian education system still puts it in the same Central European league as it has been since the fall of communism. But while it used to be among the regional leaders, since 2010 it has slipped along with Slovakia and is now close to the performance of the Balkan countries, he argued. The centralization efforts of the 2010s were the wrong response to real problems, and teachers realized too late that they were professionally cornered, he continued.

Read the full interview (in Hungarian) here.

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