About the topic "Focus on Education" at the Journalists' House, on Tuesday, the representatives of MOST, ORaH, Successful Croatia, the Living Wall, the Domestic Coalition, the Coalition of Labor and Solidarity and the Coalition of Croatia were growing up and everyone was unanimous about how is not enough for education.

Croatia in education invests 4,8 percent of GDP while that figure in neighboring Slovenia is 5,62 percent, and in EU 5,8 percent. The proposal to increase these allocations was a lot.

Olivera Majic Jurkovic (Domestic Coalition) hinted that, among other things, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs are involved in the story as, he says, we do not have a well-developed incentive system for entrepreneurs. Jadranka Sabljak (HDSSB) said that, given the situation, it would take several years to gradually increase the allocations in order to reach the European average as soon as possible.

Similar positions were mostly representatives of parties and coalitions and about free textbooks and transportation of children to school, but Gordana Rusak (MOST) wondered whether it should be done to everyone.

"We lower the benefits to political parties on the account of free textbooks," Jelena Pavičić Vukičević (Coalition of Work and Solidarity) suggested.

As they all agreed on the need to raise salaries to teachers and professors Dušan Cvetanović (Zivi Zid), they came down to the ruling, telling them that their pledge to increase pay was "pure demagogy" because they had recently had a chance but did not pay them.

"When their requests arrived we were a technical government and we could not do it", explained Roko Andričević (Croatia is growing) to Ivan Buljan (ORaH)
he replied that it was not a "technical government" but about the 25 years during which SDP and HDZ were in power and did nothing for the standard in education.

It was also interesting about the recently adopted Science, Education and Technology Strategy and whether, when they were in power, they would continue implementing the already-started work on the whole curricular reform. And while everyone said that the job should be resumed regardless of the option that will be in power, Majic Jurkovic said that the standpoint was that the reforms started with 2009 should continue. to 2011.

"The patriotic coalition has dilemmas over the current curricular reform, but our fellow citizens do not have time to return to the old," Pavičić Vukičević replied. Majic Jurkovic called her this for "manipulation and incorrect conclusions". "We have no dilemma and old-age return," said the representative of the Domestic Coalition.

The topic of religious education and civic education was also triggered by a sluggish debate. While Majić Jurković explained that her option does not oppose the content of civic education but already thinks the way of introduction was not thoroughly prepared, especially in terms of what the content of the curriculum was included in terms of student overload, Gordan Rusak (MOST) asked her not to overweight bill when introducing catechism.

While Russians have been reproached because the catechism is often located in the middle of the day and says, children do not have a lot of choices, from HDSSB (Jadranka Sabljak) it was replied that the catechism is an electoral subject, and part of the watch is dependent on the organization school.

"I am opposed to the fact that the state pays for religious education. It should go to the burden of religious communities, and in schools it should be the first or last hour, "Cvetanovic said.
OraH's representative Ivan Buljan believes that religious education is not a place in public education. "Vjeronauk 'out, and civic upbringing'," Buljan said.
"We need a civic education as well as religious education. Civic education should enable the students to be active authorities, "Sabljak said.

Pavičić Vukičević said that he was advocating for the introduction of civic education but wondered why he dropped out of it after the experimental phase.
"Citizenship education should be tailored to the age, but in secondary schools it must be an educational subject, because it values ​​the value of political activity and stimulates this activity," said Josip Kregar (Successful Croatia).

Addressing the topic of education in the Journalism House was organized by GOOD Initiative.

(Hina)