Iryna Meged, a teacher of literature at Kyiv’s technical lyceum, was disgusted by the ministry’s recent actions. Hundreds of teachers on April 5 were called in to what was supposed to be a discussion with the ministry on what the literature curriculum should be in schools.
But then it turned out that the teachers were gathered to listen to a 40-minute monologue of a minor ministry official presenting the new course, and then leave the hall.
“That never happened before,” Meged said. She added that the ministry released drafts of their plans months before it was approved for public discussion, and she actively took part in the process.
The plot thickened as the offended teacher found the new school literature course on the web. Shocked by what she found, she decided to write a letter to the minister himself.