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There will be no referendum on 6-year-olds


From the beginning, the matter raises a lot of emotions. The "Save the Toddlers" Association has collected over a million signatures from parents requesting a referendum on the earlier school attendance of six-year-olds. It didn't help much. Just like sending emails to Members, visiting them, calling offices, reminding them how important it is for parents to be able to decide if their children will go to school faster. To schools that, according to parents opposed to reform, principals, teachers and many experts are not prepared to accept younger children.

The Sejm rejected the referendum request. The proposal was supported by 222 deputies, against 232. There were voices in the hall: 'Shame! Be ashamed!". Karolina Elbanowska, from the Ratuj Maluchy association did not hide her disappointment.