- December 10, 2019
Błaszkiewicz: It is necessary to optimize the school network
“It is necessary to optimize schools because if we have a good teacher in a small school somewhere, it is a pity that they would teach six instead of 36 students” – says Adam Błaszkiewicz, the headmaster of John Paul II Secondary School in Vilnius. The guest of ‘Political Salon’ commented on the latest results of the ranking of schools in Lithuania, published annually by the ‘Reitingai’ magazine. Polish schools did not do well. Although, when it comes to the quality of teaching individual subjects, some [Polish schools] were placed in the top 50, while the JPII Secondary School got 2nd place in computer science. According to A. Błaszkiewicz, we must finally decide whether we want to focus on structure, the presence of changes in the education system, or the quality of teaching. “Because if we want to improve quality, then this should be followed by concrete measures, and [we should] not wait for it to improve only because we want so” – said Adam Błaszkiewicz.
Translated by Marta Bednarczyk within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.