United States
Hide

Hungary's state-sponsored textbooks alarm teachers

Budapest, Hungary (CNN)Flick through a Hungarian history book for high school students, and you're left in no doubt about the government's view on migrants.The section on "Multiculturalism" opens with a photo of refugees camped under a Budapest railway station. Flanking the image is a speech given by strongman Prime Minister Viktor Orban on the perils of migration: "We consider it a value that Hungary is a homogenous country," he says.The state-sanctioned textbooks are part of a government shakeup of Hungary's education system that is causing deep unease among some teachers and publishers.Critics say the textbooks are just one front in a government crusade to remake the education system -- and the country -- in its Christian, nationalist im ...
Top
Bottom