- 22 Aug 2016 8:59 AM
A further 35% plan to, she said.
Speaking outside a hypermarket, she said classroom equipment came to over 40,000 forints (EUR 130), PE kit cost over 6,000 while smart shoes were over 5,000 forints per child.
On top of this, school clothes must also be bought, she added. She said many parents also pay for foreignlanguage textbooks at 16,000 forints each.
The Socialist lawmaker accused the ruling Fidesz party of “lying” about how the start of the academic year was essentially costless.
The Socialists, she added, want to cut VAT on basic foodstuffs as well as on equipment needed for schooling.
Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.