Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Reader feedback: Education Ministry is lying to itself

Re: Teachers to get raise, By Martina Jurinová, Aug 29 - Sep 5, Vol 10, No 33

Please, somebody at the Ministry of Education, just get real. Even with the proposed salaries for teachers, how could that attract anyone? I am writing on behalf of my friends who work as primary school teachers - the only way to survive in Bratislava for them is to share a flat (four in a two-room flat) and work abroad during summer holidays... sad, especially seeing as they are putting their hearts into teaching those little kids, but nobody seems to care how little they have to live on. Luckily, in Bratislava there are some wealthy parents who support the schools quite generously, if not with money then with gifts of stationary, carpets, etc. My sister teaches in a primary school in a small village in northern Slovakia, where there are no wealthy parents, what with all the unemployment and pitiful salaries. Something should be done; people in Slovakia deserve to be happy, not frustrated on a permanent basis because of a lack of money for basic things.

Viera,
Luxembourg

Top stories

Slovakia remains unknown in convention business

Ten MICE events in 2017 should bring almost €6.5 million to Bratislava.

The GLOBSEC security forum is one of the regular MICE events in Slovakia since 2005.

Kotleba should be defeated in election, not banned

More constitutional can be less democratic, and it is not clear that it always has the intended result. Perhaps the clearest historical case came with the rise of the Nazis in Germany.

Marian Kotleba

Slovakia to leave NATO is a hoax

The Slovak Spectator brings you a selection of hoaxes that appeared over the past week.

Some peple gathered at Slavin in Bratislava brought ani-NATO banners.

Fico: We cannot allow multi-speed EU to become divisive Video

Final session of the 12th edition of Globsec 2017 featured Slovak PM Robert Fico, Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka, and President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, in a panel entitled European (Dis)Union?

Donald Tusk, Robert Fico, and Bohuslav Sobotka (left to right)