By XHABIR DERALLA
Another year has passed since the misfortunate and shameful scenes where “anti-digitalists” protested with demands for us to go back to the time of the Flintstones. The resistance to (the attempt for) the educational reforms of the then Minister of Education, Mila Carovska, exposed all the ugly sides of politics. It showed how much the educational reforms had been necessary even in the time when the “anti-digitalists” had been in first grade. It exposed to the tiniest detail the ill-intended and subversive nationalist propaganda of the well-known political structures in the country.
It’s as if their troubles with the pandemic were not enough, all they needed was for these “cans” to also make the lives of the children bitter. And then referendums, then protests, then marches, press conferences, proclamations, trolling, “whining and crying” … It hurts how absurd it is.
We need to remember these characters, but also not forget who is behind them.
Strikes, bad textbooks, kindergartens…
In the meanwhile, the children sat at home also during strikes, in which social justice came last, and party interests first.
Digital, printed or photocopied, nonetheless – the textbooks that the children are learning from are just not up to par. They are not textbooks that give knowledge to children. Not to mention the prejudices on all grounds that radiate from them. The assigned reading (most of it) is according to a program of at least 30 years ago. Was there not enough time, human resources or courage? All the same, the consequences are here, woven in the constitution of the children and of the whole society.
Even children in kindergartens are not spared. They and their parents have become victims of the self-willingness and wrong policies (mildly put) of numerous mayors. No matter what their goal is, party revanchism or other interests, it’s inappropriate and dishonest for all of this to fall on the backs of the youngest.
Who is responsible?
Both national and local authorities, as well as all political parties, parents, the media and civil society organizations are responsible for the well-being of the children. Regardless of orientation and position!
The future of society and the state is shaped now, through the children. What we want the future to be like depends on what we do now, today.
It’s a shame and a pity what is being done to the children. And to the future.
Translation: N. Cvetkovska