Photography by Elias Theodoropoulos, 99GetSmart
On Saturday in Athens, students, teachers and their supporters participated in a massive march and rally with demands for free and public education for all.
In contrast, the Ministry of Education has imposed deep austerity measures on education and has drastically cut funding for schools. The results of the draconian austerity policies have lead to multiple closing or merging of schools, cutting programs, and the elimination of bus service for school children.Clearly, austerity measures are slowly destroying the culture and society and only serves the financial interests of private colleges and schools.
Altogether we can fight for a better future for ourselves and our children – a future with free quality education for all people.