Jakub Lewandowski, chairman of the Children and Youth Council of the Republic of Poland at the Ministry of Education and Science, met on Friday with Minister Przemysław Czarnek. The reason was his critical words about the minister. “The Polish school has become a source of individualism and diversity. A condescending approach to women, no respect for any minorities” – wrote Lewandowski on the Internet. – Every day the minister found a completely different social group which he insulted. Every day – he described in “Yes,” when asked about this meeting.
The chairman of the Council of Children and Youth of the Republic of Poland at the Ministry of Education and Science, Jakub Lewandowski, wrote on Wednesday on his Twitter profile that “Polish school has become a source of individualism and diversity.” “A condescending approach to women, the lack of respect for any minorities means that not everyone feels comfortable in the building, which should be a safe place for learning. There is no consent from the young generation” – he added.
As the chairman of the Children and Youth Council, he also took patronage over the “Free School” initiative, which in its ad criticizes the words of the Minister of Education and Science, Przemysław Czarnek, about women. The spot quotes the words of the minister from autumn 2019, when he was still the voivode of Lublin. During a conference at the Catholic University of Lublin, he said: – Career first, and then maybe a child. This leads to dire consequences. When the first child is born at the age of 30, how many of these children can you give birth to? These are the consequences of explaining to a woman that she does not have to do what God has called her to do.
Board members applied for his dismissal from office. Minister Czarnek met with Lewandowski on Friday.
Lewandowski: the minister did not want to hear what I was about to convey to him
This meeting was commented on by Lewandowski in “Tak jest” on TVN24 on Friday. – Minister Czarnek used the appropriate Soviet methods of meeting for him. He was 20 minutes late. It caused me quite a lot of stress, because a dozen or so officials came with me, who later left the room – he said.
He stated that the meeting was “a minister’s lecture rather than any kind of conversation”. He added that Czarnek demanded explanations from him regarding the entry in social media. “The minister did not want to hear what I was about to convey to him,” said Lewandowski.
He explained that if he had a chance to say something to the minister, he would have used what he had prepared for the meeting. – So I would show examples that a boy in a Warsaw school was called a “Chinese counterfeit”, what the situation of certain minorities looks like, why the minister does not respect women at all – said the TVN24 guest.
The meeting with Lewandowski was also described on the government website. “During the meeting, Mr. Jakub Lewandowski did not present any substantive justifications for his radical, politically engaged statements from the last days” – we read in the report.
What’s next for Lewandowski’s future in the Council?
When asked what his future was as chairman of the Council of Children and Youth of the Republic of Poland to the Minister of Education and Science and whether he could be dismissed, Lewandowski replied that “this is the minister’s personal decision.”
He was also asked by the leader of “Yes it is” when his views on the activities of the Ministry of Education and Science changed. – As for the council’s activities, for almost ten months we did not manage to meet even once. The minister did not listen to us for five minutes. What broke inside me? It is certain that the lottery machine, i.e. the minister, found a completely different social group every day that he insulted. Every day. Besides, the spot of “Free School”, which I saw and words that I have not heard before, are terribly devastating for me. I think it is a human responsibility for my friends, for my friends who were actually offended by the minister – he added.
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