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Erdogan’s 'pious generation' curriculum gets failing grade

The Turkish government is struggling just to generate Band-Aid solutions for deep-rooted education problems.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently rejected the use of a high school entrance exam his own party introduced with great fanfare just a few years ago. Now a new version has been launched, to a much less enthusiastic reception.

During a live TV interview Sept. 16, Erdogan said, “The high school entrance exam [commonly known by the acronym TEOG in Turkish] must be abolished. I don't want that system. It will be abolished now.” Ironically, it was Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) that introduced the TEOG exam in the 2013-2014 school year.

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