First day at school
May you always be as happy, until you graduate.
Things in our education system are going from bad to worse. The government thinks that education can do with less and the already small budget, (less than 2% GNP for the whole education and probably the lowest in EU-so much for the future…) has shrunk more. They believe that by stirring the muddy waters, naming them educational reform, they will confuse the parents. But enough is enough. Teachers can no longer do their job, due to severe pay cuts, more hours at school, and the fear of moving away from home or not having a job next year. And this means that any extra effort and work on their behalf, that was actually keeping the schools going, will vanish. Then it is the schools. Less money means less facilities, inability to hire people for maintenence or even cleaners.
Original plans for “all-day-schools” (meaning until 4 pm, when parents are coming home from work) seem to have failed before they begun. And the books! Many schools don’t have books to give to the students!
Let’s see what is going to happen in the first couple of weeks, and I will be back with more news.
For the time being:
“A happy new school year”