A few days ago, the National Assembly of Slovenia completely buried the demand of the Slovenian constitutional court. It is now clear that the demand for an act that would enable the funding of private elementary schools at 100% will not bear fruit. It seems that this area is still in the grip of the former system and that education is controlled completely. “Teachers are soldiers of the revolution and must therefore be ready for their mission,” Milan Kučan wrote in the Komunist newsletter back in 1973, but given certain developments and the inability of the Slovenian government to also regulate the field of education in accordance with western quality standards, his sentence is very topical and explains why the hard left does not allow appropriate reforms to education.
Tuesday saw the continuation of the 38th session of the National Assembly of Slovenia, where they completely buried the demand of the Slovenian constitutional court for an act that would enable the funding of private elementary schools at 100%. We have already written that the Slovenian left is taking its ideological and political orientation to extremes but on the other hand renounces it for its own benefit and pragmatic interests. And it is this combination of extremes that is reflected in their attitude to education.
In 2014, the Slovenian constitutional court already decided that children in both private and public schools have the same right to free education, but the coalition has failed to regulate this field appropriately despite numerous doctors of law – by wilfully violating the Slovenian constitution, they have financially disadvantaged parents of children in private schools with valid programmes. Something similar is happening with the new higher education act, which apparently aims to completely destroy private institutions for higher education. The whole field of education is thus dominated by a political agenda from times when education was exclusively the domain of a single political party.