Education ministers halts school financing reform

Education Minister Petr Fiala on Tuesday halted a planned reform of the school financing system. Under the planned reform, schools would be getting funding according to the number of pupils in classes rather than payments per each pupil along with a set sum of money. The plan came under fire from teachers who said it would lead to the closing down of up to 70 percent of smaller schools. The ministry will now wait for the draft of the state budget for the coming years before taking a stand on the issue.

Author: Jan Richter