Vitaly Milonov (United Russia), a member of the State Duma Committee on the Development of Civil Society, Issues of Public and Religious Associations, said that parents should choose the number of school days for their children themselves. He announced this at a press conference on the topic: "Slaves of the school six-day: A new referendum on education reform."
“I have to ask my parents. After all, why are we doing this? Need to ask them if they are willing to support the five-day school week? This is a question of democracy. Want a six-day bondage? Do you want your child to rest only a day, less than an adult? So, so be it. A referendum can be held among parents whose children are in school and those whose children are going to go to school. It is necessary to hold an open referendum, without setups and stuffing, without coercion from the school administration. It can be carried out on the basis of the "Gosuslugi" portal, for example. Choose some kind of independent site. Residents of Russia should have a choice of the form of employment of children during school hours,”V. Milonov said.
Earlier, Izvestia reported that State Duma deputy Vitaly Milonov proposed to the head of the Ministry of Education Olga Vasilyeva to hold a "all-Russian school referendum" in all Russian regions, which will raise the issue of refusing a six-day week in educational institutions.