The Greek Central Council for Secondary Education (KYSDE) announced the definitive dismissal of the teacher who a year and a half ago caught the Greek Prime Minister’s son cheating on a test and gave him a failing grade in her class.
After 21 years of working as a teacher, she was removed from duty in June 2012, after having caught Antonis Samaras’ son cheating on a test. She filed a lawsuit against Athens College, Greece, seeking to overturn their decision.
KYSDE was also involved in the case but decided not to overturn the dismissal as in their opinion, there was “not enough evidence to prove” an abuse of power by Athens College when they terminated the teacher’s contract.
The incident has enraged the Greek Federation of Private School Teachers. In their announcement they said that KYSDE has given an early Christmas present to the Greek Prime Minister’s family, the heads of the Ministry of Education and private school owners. The announcement continues, “Three members of KYSDE decided to ‘execute’ the teacher, Efrosyni Boutala, by reaching the conclusion that there was no evidence for an abuse of power or unfair dismissal by Athens College when they terminated her contract.”