Last night's polls showed that support to the party Smartly increased six times in 1. unit. Poll results, as well as problems in the Republic of Croatia, commented on party leaders.
- I said that we would be the biggest surprise of the election and this claim is slowly being realized. Now people have another reason to believe in us and give our voice to the voice of reason in the Parliament, which wants to change and turn Croatia, from politics to economy - commented on the trend of the latest polls Marijana Puljak, party president Pametno.
- We are listening to the leaders of the ruling parties, especially the HDZ and the Bridge, who underestimate the intelligence of Croatian citizens and say that they do not have to vote for anyone except for them and use the same term each year, scares people with cast votes. Interestingly, those who call themselves credible do not think their voice was thrown, given how much opportunity we had to see that their credibility is defending in court proceedings. And as far as the Bridge is concerned, they are talking about drooping voices, last year they talked to another story. Their consistency is already commonly known in this country and we had a chance to see it in action. I argue that voices for both parties are the most castrated voices because they have fired everything from promise to human rights, "Puljak said.
Party Smartly today also pointed to the great problem of pre-school education in Croatia. Almost one third of children in Croatia, from their fourth year up to school leaving, are not going to kindergarten or preschool.
- In this area we are the lowest on the list of European Union countries. According to Eurostat data for 2014. year, only 71,5 percent of children attending kindergarten or preschool, compared to the European average of 93,2 percent. At the very least, children from the vulnerable groups of society who are most at risk of equalizing their opportunities for life and preventing social exclusion - emphasized Kristina Vidan, vice president of the party Smart. She added that only 43 percent of child welfare recipients and around 38 percent of Roma children attend kindergarten or preschool. Also, a small number of children of many families are attending kindergartens, and children with developmental difficulties are faced with a number of problems involving inclusion in education, insufficient staffing, lack of assistants.
- The inconsistency of the inclusion of children in pre-school education is also seen in drastic differences in the percentage of children attending kindergarten and in different counties. For example, in Slavonian counties, even 70 percent of children do not attend kindergarten, according to UNICEF report from 2014. years. Given that today's science recognizes early development as the most important for creating the prerequisites for later learning and development skills, we believe that enabling attendance of regular kindergartens or other organized forms of professional care for all children and across the territory of Croatia should be one of the priorities of the Government that contemplates the future of their country, "said Vidan.
Party Smartly considers investing in early childhood development as a priority investment in the future of the country and that, through rationalization of costs, money could be found for preschool upbringing. Pre-school education is largely left to local self-government, and this is one of the reasons for such a large uneven development of preschool education, but there is no reason to disagree with the work of the Ministry of Education. Smartly envisions smart finance management to provide an accessible and co-financed kindergarten for children throughout the country.