Students oppose university reforms

They’ve been a thorn in the side of the university reform movement from the start, and last year President Václav Klaus called them parasites. They’re the students speaking out against changes that would introduce tuition fees, along with a slew of other measures they say strip public universities of their autonomy, writes Emily Thompson for The Prague Post.

Unfortunately for their detractors, the students have done their homework. “The whole reform reminds me of a student assignment, just thrown together without much thought, just to get it done,” said Slaven Elcic, a member of the Student Chamber of the Council of Higher Education Institutions and a law student at Charles University in Prague.

Student groups and university representatives say the university reform draft proposal, which was rejected by 20 of the 26 university senates in early January, did not include adequate provisions for funding the changes or arguments for how they will improve tertiary education.
Full report on The Prague Post site