Olivér Pilz

is a co-founder of the I’d Like To Teach Movement (Tanítanék Mozgalom), an initiative for the overhaul of public education in Hungary. Pilz teaches mathematics, physics and biology at the Ottó Herman Grammar School in Miskolc, a major city in the north east of Hungary.


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Teaching diary

How public education reached its breaking point in Hungary

Teachers in Hungary are on a wildcat strike and pupils are demanding their pedagogues be paid. Public education has long been at the forefront of the Orbán administration’s centralizing frenzy, which exploits the country’s traditional hostility toward workers’ advocacy. But those caught in the system are more determined than they’ve been in decades.