Greek Education Minister Trying to Avoid Strikes



    Greek Education Minister Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos is frantically trying to find cash for his agency to stave off burgeoning protests and strikes that face the country’s schools and universities, the newspaper Proto Thema reported.

    The academic year begins on Sept. 11 with many teachers set to walk off the job for the next day to protest more pay cuts and austerity measures, as well as merged schools and bigger class sizes, while university professors angry their pay will be cut say they will probably strike as well, even though they have limited working hours.

    Arvanitopoulos is also trying to avoid a repetition of last year’s boondoggle when school books weren’t ready for months. Greece’s crushing economic crisis has led to many families pulling their children from private schools for public universities which have far easier entrance requirements and are free.

    In a meeting with Greek President Karolos Papoulias, Arvanitopoulos said that, “books have been distributed on time, and we are doing our best to have as less lack in books and other sorts of material as possible.” Last year it was left up to teachers to print and copy books so that students would have materials. 


    8 COMMENTS

    1. Speaking of Greek education ministry…. the Greek government should prioritize any “Greeks” that collude with post modernist anti-Hellenic mumbo jumbo for cuts. Its illogical for the Hellenic state to be be funding pseudo-intellectual pomo flake “comrades” that have talked themselves out of their Greek identity and collude with FYROM (and their apologists) in their attempts to ethnically erase our identity.

      Furthermore, while what they do on their own business but if they cross the line into what may be be treason they should be investigated by the Greek state.

      A perfect example of this is the o-called “human rights” activist Panayotis Dimitras of  Helsiniki Greece. Now that FYROM have suddenly become ancient macedonians and constantly rant “united Macedonia”…. he (and other self-righteous FYROM apologists) seen to be dishonestly pretending he doesn’t notice to cover up his shame. At last check colluding with irreedentist trying to ethnically erase the greek people isn’t “human rights” dear Mr. Dimitras.

    2. The Greek government should consider pressing treason charges against Panayotes Dimitras (either to imprison him or permanently ban him from Greece as Israel does any alleged human rights advocate that crosses the line into national security threat). Do not let this Greek hating lying bigot that hides behind the words “human rights” get away with it.

      http://macedoniaonline.eu/content/view/3525/46/

      If some foreign press or related NGO want to manipulatively try to turn him into a martyr…  call out their bigotry and racism for dishonestly pretending not to notice FYROM’s behaviour (as some of FYROM’s apologists are clearly trying to cover up their shame for supporting them.).

      “This (US)
      Government considers talk of Macedonian “nation”, Macedonian
      “Fatherland”, or Macedonia “national consciousness” to be
      unjustified demagoguery representing no ethnic nor political reality, and sees
      in its present revival a possible cloak for aggressive intentions against
      Greece” – US State Department Dec, 1944 (Foreign Relations Vol. VIII
      Washington D.C. Circular Airgram – 868.014/26)

    3. Far leftist scumbag Panayotes Dimimitras not only dishonestly pretends not to notice FYROM’s sudden identity change into “ancient Macedonians” and “united macedonian” irredentist rhetoric (to cover up his shame for supporting them)… but he continues to act like propaganda factory for the FYROM government.’

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhCLWIJfsyE&feature=related

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZxg2o7YB3g

      “United Macedonia” Diaspora even funded a trip for him to receive  a reward.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93qDTOuzFZY

    4. Greeks must stand united to protect our homeland from the anti-Hellenic bigots that are trying to subtlety commit genocide against Greek people by destroying our identity.

    5. “Human rights” expert Mr. Dimitras (aka some far leftist nutter obsessed with bashing Greeks to the point he made a career out of it) constantly “forgets” to mention “minor” details like this when he discusses FYROM.

      “This (US)
      Government considers talk of Macedonian “nation”, Macedonian
      “Fatherland”, or Macedonia “national consciousness” to be
      unjustified demagoguery representing no ethnic nor political reality, and sees
      in its present revival a possible cloak for aggressive intentions against
      Greece” – US State Department Dec, 1944 (Foreign Relations Vol. VIII
      Washington D.C. Circular Airgram – 868.014/26)

       

      ‘We are not related
      to the northern Greeks who produced leaders like Philip and Alexander the
      Great. We are a Slav people and our language is closely related to Bulgarian.’
      – FYROM´s Ambassador to Canada Gyordan Veselinov, Ottawa Citizen Newspaper,
      February 24 1999

      Greeks have lived in Anatolia
      for millennia, especially along the Aegean coast. For a while, under
      Alexander, they dominated the land. And for all intents and purposes, the
      Byzantine Empire was Greek.[.] The first Ottoman census, of 1477, counted
      half of Constantinople’s population as Greek, and four-hundred years
      later, even after the Greek War of Independence, it was still 21 percent
      Greek.  –  David Lowenthal, “The heritage
      crusade and the spoils of history. (1998)

    6. In my country, we get books from the state, but they are used for 4 generations. We have to return them at the end of each year, and if they are damaged we have to pay them. Highschool students and university students do not get any free books. We have to pay for them from the start.
      In Greece, students burn their free books when holiday begins.

    7. How did Greeks get to live in Anatolia? How did people get to live in Europe? How did any people manage to impose it’s political borders at some point in history? Through war or diplomacy.
      How did Turkey or Greece get to have these borders today?
      History is written by the winners. Who ever has the biggest guns, always has the right to stay. It’s sometimes sad, but that’s how the world goes.
      Who gives the right to US or Russia to posses atomic weapons, while other countries can’t. It’s all a game of muscles in the end.