Sunday, 11 April 2010

Men among boys, boys among men


Craig Turp argues the teachers should be paid their 50% wage increase offered as an electoral bribe by the Liberal party at the onset of the crisis and since reduced to 17%. Teachers receive terrible wages perhaps but EUR 200 in a village for a newly qualified teacher in their early 20s is not THAT bad and how can even a 17% pay rise be justified in this crisis? The important thing is to improve curricula and then improve the quality of teachers by in the first place good training. 

And what about improving the quality of the teachers and teaching? One wonders whether the whole system would not be better if all the schools were to be privatised lock stock and barrel. But somehow that wouldn't work either one knows. And yet...

1 comment:

  1. Didn't the bribing happen in 2008?
    Wasn't (former) prime minister Tăriceanu, (former) leader of the National Liberal Party against that bribe?
    I couldn't disagree on the curricula, but remember that until December 2009 presidential elections in Romania, "there was (officially) no crisis in Romania and no crisis was going to be in Romania because we are a small/marginal country".

    I appreciate your interest and critical / analytical views on our country. Cheers. Florin dla