The cheap populism which you hear over and again [Re: "Having a 'person' in university helps", Reader Feedback, Vol. 7 No. 38, October 8 - 14] in no sense contributes to the debate on Slovak education.
I truly do not think that people who study at university study just because they have someone who uses his elbows for them. Obviously, in a country which accepts corruption and bribery as a part of the culture, there certainly are people who study by means of their parents paying for exam results. However there is also a 50-50 chance that you have talented hard working kids. Does Mrs. Plieglerová not think that her statements could be slightly unfair to talented kids?
I have to agree that being a university student is a huge expense not only in Slovakia, but it is good to ask what kind of education we want? Good quality education for anyone with the disadvantage of its costs, or low quality education for free?
15. Oct 2001 at 0:00