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Gândul - Romania | Monday, January 13, 2014

Parents stand up to Romania's teachers

A mother has exposed a case of corruption at a school in Romania : a teacher had demanded gifts and money from parents for Christmas, and the mother passed on the information to the media. Following a nationwide discussion the teacher was dismissed on Friday. The online newspaper Gândul applauds the decision: "The mother wishes to remain anonymous because she fears her actions could have repercussions for her daughter's future. But it doesn't matter what she's called or what she looks like. The important thing is that she managed to hit back at the system and teach it a lesson in courage and dignity. However her daughter can learn most from this experience. She certainly won't close her eyes and give in when someone talks to her [as condescendingly] as the teacher did to her mother and the other parents."

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