Prague, Jan 30 (CTK) – A new Czech political party focused on the school sector, “5% for Education,” which will hold its constituent meeting in Prague tonight, intends to run in the October election to the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of parliament, its founder Krystof Kozak has told CTK.
The party wants to primarily win the votes of teachers and students and make the education sector a priority for the state.
The party was initiated by Krystof Kozak, head of the Department of North American Studies at the Institute of International Studies of the Social Sciences Faculty of Charles University in Prague, and Bob Kartous, one of the publishers of the Britske listy (British Papers) server.
The party will collect 1000 signatures necessary for its registration, Kozak said.
In its programme, 5% for Education is striving for the implementation of modern teaching methods in the education system and the improvement in the education of future teachers.
It would also like to push through a significant rise in school employees’ salaries and motivate young talented people to choose the teacher’s profession.