The textbook is free for all students from September - the news reads (video at the end of the article, including Bence Rétvári)
The Number Team illustrates the significance of this with a concrete example
Many take it for granted, many do not know how painful every school year used to be for ordinary Hungarian families. The left has raised the price of textbooks to the skies, the tanker publisher has been privatized, the tax credit has been withdrawn from families with one and two children, the social policy has been abolished and unemployment has been raised to 11.3%, the price of gas has tripled and the price of electricity has doubled, they trapped people in foreign exchange traps by abolishing interest-subsidized forint loans, pushing hundreds of thousands of families to the brink of the gap, some into the abyss.
The change of attitude came in 2010: foreign currency loans were phased out, all distressed families could keep their homes with the help of the National Asset Manager, overhead prices were reduced by an average of 25 percent, the family tax credit, the family support system were introduced, the textbook publisher is now state-owned and recently bought. the Hungarian State also provides the Alföldi Printing House, which produces textbooks, thus ensuring the complete security of textbook supply and switching production to non-profit mode instead of profit-based.
Hungarian families get the textbooks for free today! As of the 2020/21 school year, all students - a total of 1.2 million students - will receive textbooks completely free of charge, the parliamentary secretary of state in the Department of Human Resources said on Monday.
Bence Rétvári explained: the measure affects lower and upper primary school and secondary school students in addition to the 13-16. students in vocational education and training.
The extension of the free textbook supply will cost HUF 13.5 billion, which will be covered in both this year's and next year's budget, he explained. The Secretary of State remarked that previously the price of a textbook package could reach up to 20-30 thousand forints, this amount can now remain entirely with the families.
He put it this way: the government sees textbook provision as a form of family support and considers it important that in a family-friendly country, the cost of buying textbooks later on should not be a consideration when having children.
He stressed that public textbooks are produced at a much lower cost than books from private publishers, and that administration also imposes far less administration on schools once it takes place on digital interfaces.
He indicated that creating opportunities is also a priority, ie there is no need to consider whether one or the other textbook is chosen because it is cheaper or more expensive, but the orders can be adjusted to the profile of the school and the students.
He said the textbooks will be produced according to the usual schedule and it will be possible to ensure that completely free textbooks arrive in all schools by the end of August.
The picture shows the September of an average Hungarian family. Dad earns an average wage, a mother earns a minimum wage, the two children are 9th and 11th graders. Everything else, such as utilities, has to be paid out of the remaining net, which was 25 percent more in 2008 than it is today.
Everyone can see that our family with two children can farm 2.7 times more money today than in 2008. We wrote net amounts throughout the amounts. Between 2008 and 2020, the inflation rate was 35%, so for those who doubt the extent of the measures and real wage growth, we describe that, taking into account inflation, the increase is 1.76 times, ie compared to 2008, the said family is 76%. can take more of their remaining money.
The news: From the 2020/21 school year, all students - a total of 1.2 million students - will receive textbooks completely free of charge
Price of textbooks:https://www.bama.hu/gazdasag/tankonyvek-huzos-arak-2-147300/
Payroll Calculator 2008:https://www.nettober.com/index.php?p=berkalk20080101
Payroll Calculator 2020:https://www.hrportal.hu/berkalkulator-2020.html
Average salary this year:https://24.hu/fn/gazdasag/2020/06/30/400-ezer-forint-fole-nott-az-atlagber/
Amount of family allowance:https://vasarlocsapat.hu/_kalkulator/_csaladi/csaladi-potlek-osszege.shtml
Full list of family support:https://szamokadatok.hu/Post/996/Minden_a_csaladtamogatasrol_-_Teljes_lista_a_baloldali_alhirek_ellen