The State Platform for Public Schools on Thursday labeled the general strike staged at all levels of the educational system in Spain “a total success,” while officials said a low number of educators and students took part.
The group organized the strike to protest the reforms being finalized by Education Minister Jose Ignacio Wert.
Union representatives affiliated with the group, which organized the strike and protests across Spain, said 72 percent of teachers and support staff took part in the strike, while the Students Association reported that 90 percent of students, teachers and parents supported the labor action.
The Education Ministry, however, said the general strike had less than 20 percent support.
The strike started Wednesday night with informational meetings and other gatherings.
No arrests have been made in connection with the protests, National Police spokesmen told Efe.
The Education Ministry is putting the finishing touches on the reform package and could submit it Friday to the Council of Ministers for approval.
The reform package would then be sent to Parliament for debate, officials said.