Wednesday, March 28, 2012

4+4+4: Will this formula be a ticket to establish state led religious schools?

Turkish primary and secondary education system has grave problems, and it needs urgent reform. Despite that once again Turkey was recently drawn into a 4+4+4 muddle about its education system. AKP introduced its education bill to the assembly, planing to complete its voting by Friday.

AKP government’s proposed formula creates a lot of suspicion about its intentions. With this formula does the AKP government strive to improve Turkish education system or will it use the reform as a ticket for state led Sunni religious education for kids (at the age of 12-13) right after primary schools?

To read the details of the reform from Andrew Finkel in International Herald Tribune visit here