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Parliament, education committee. The opposition wants the president Mirosława Stachowiak-Różecka to be recalled

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Opposition MPs want Mirosława Stachowiak-Różecka, head of the parliamentary education committee, to be recalled from PiS. According to them, she broke the rules by convening the meeting without informing about it in good time. – They can break their law if it concerns their group, but they cannot do it if the matter concerns the whole society, students, teachers and parents – said Krystyna Szumilas, KO MP and former Minister of Education.

The first reading of the bill took place on Tuesday, July 11. Opposition deputies did not take part in the session, considering it unlawful due to failure to meet the deadline stipulated in the Rules of Procedure of the Sejm. The provision provides that the members of the committee are notified of the date and agenda of the meeting of the committee and the notification should be made at least 3 days before the meeting of the committee, unless the meeting was convened as a result of decisions taken at a session of the Sejm. The deputies learned about the meeting convened for Tuesday at 11 a.m. on Monday at 6 p.m.

During the second reading of the government’s draft amendment to the Education Law, the rapporteur, Teresa Wargocka, announced that the chairman of the committee, Mirosława Stachowiak-Różecka from PIS after consulting the Legislative Office of the Sejm, put to the vote a motion for the committee to be held on a shortened date. The application was accepted.

“PiS breaks the rules that it has adopted”

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Opposition deputies from the Civic Coalition, the Left, PSL and Libertarians, members of the education committee, organized a conference on Thursday in the Sejm. Krystyna Szumilas, a KO MP and former Minister of Education, was the first to speak. – We appealed to the chairman to convene this committee in accordance with the regulations, legally, observing the law, because this faulty start of the procedure leads to the annulment of the act, which is very, very dangerous in the education system – she emphasized.

– Unfortunately, neither the chairman nor the speaker of the Sejm, to whom we turned as opposition clubs, did not react. The act is still being processed, illegally, outside the regulations. PiS breaks the rules that it adopted itself, she said.

As she added, “they can break their law if it concerns their group, but they can’t do it if it concerns the whole society, students, teachers and parents.” – As the opposition, we protest, we do not participate in the meeting of this committee, in this procedure – said Szumilas.

Szumilas: PiS breaks the rules that it adopted itselfTVN24

Application for dismissal of Stachowiak-Różecka

Piotr Borys, a member of the KO, assessed that “lawlessness was committed on the education committee”. – We cannot allow this to happen, which is why we, as members of the opposition, are submitting two motions – he announced.

– The first is a motion to dismiss the chairperson of the education committee for allowing the violation of the law, the violation of the rules of procedure of the Sejm. The second application concerns the notification of the prosecutor’s office about the abuse of powers and giving the education committee the status of a victim, he informed.

– We cannot accept that such an important legal act as the amendment to the Education Law Act is being processed in violation of the law. We cannot allow this on behalf of the entire community of teachers, students and parents of the Polish school – emphasized the MP.

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