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Turkey’s education system yet again in an utter mess

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Unsurprisingly, the 2017-18 academic year began full of unresolved problems in the Turkish education system, stemming from both structural deficiencies and politically driven curriculum controversies.

In early August this column examined recent curriculum changes, highlighting more religious substance at the expense of further distancing from the scientific and academic necessities of a modern educational understanding. Back then I concluded that this was just part of the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) strategy to further undermine the secular social order in Turkey by breeding a more conservative generation.

The reason we are revisiting this issue now is the sudden, unexpected removal of the Transition from Primary to Secondary Education (TEOG) exam, which was only put in place by the current government in 2013.........

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