General News: Pupils stage protest outside parliament over textbook, teacher shortages

Pupils from primary and secondary schools from all over Athens rallied in downtown Omonia Square followed by a march to parliament in Syntagma Square on Tuesday, protesting on shortages in school textbooks and teachers.
The pupils threw down DVDs containing access numbers to the school material from the education ministry website that have been given out to them in lieu of textbooks, before departing.
Public primary school teachers have called a 24-hour strike for Thursday, while secondary school teachers will be staging 3-hour work stoppages, also in protest of the shortages in the schools.
Public school teachers will also stage a rally in downtown Athens on Thursday.
Representatives of pupils' organizations are due to meet on Saturday to decide their next steps, as pupils, particularly in the provinces, have begun staging takeovers of their schools.

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