"Fridolin: more Expensive repair broken adults than to build the whole child"
"This is an opinion piece. It is the writer who stands for the views that are put forward in the text, not Against."
"the DEBATE. It is not possible to save the school. At the other end it becomes always more expensive, when the students have not received the time they need with their teachers. Anyone who's tried to get together a municipal budget know it, the children have not received the required in order to become strong adults gets not only the human but also the socio-economic costs. It is simply much more expensive to try to repair the broken adult than to build the entire child, as a teacher once put it."
"Nevertheless, unfolds a skolpolitisk reality show in my old municipality of Hässleholm. M and SD as controls has announced that utbildningschefen no longer have confidence. The reason will be that she found that the government cuts at the school are not possible to implement, without violating the education act. Students and parents, teachers and principals are not amused."
"If a director concludes that the budget is too stingy, so it's not the boss that should be challenged - without the budget. Utbildningschefen have in the act a clear responsibility to address this, the education act is not freely chosen work for municipalities and private schools - it is simply forbidden to operate a school in such a way so that students do not get the time or the support they are legally entitled to."
"I committed myself to a once-in policy just in Hässleholm and right to stop the cuts in the school. Together with some friends, we formed the Green Youth in Hässleholm and, for us, was the fight for more money for the school just as important as the work for the environment and against racism. This was the 90s, Göran Persson and the Left party had kommunaliserat school and now clearance the economy. It was called the acid test, and it was we who grew up and got soaked. Was the fifth teachers, measured in terms of teacher ratio, was cut away in just a few years. Students did not get the time they needed, and in the end it became much more expensive."
"For a child who does not get the knowledge to take power over their lives comes with a cost, human and economic. In my book, ”Blown!” I describe how expensive the 90s cuts were. The economists Ingvar Nilsson and Anders Wadeskog have calculated the cost for a single young person who ends up at the side of the to between ten and fifteen million. It represents a lot of salaries of teachers, counselors, and instructors."
"the Cost for it goes even worse of course is much higher. For example, we know that skolmisslyckande is the most common unifying factor among the guys that are being recruited to the crime. Among girls growing mental illness, and without time with teachers who can help you over the obstacles and a strong pupil welfare, it risks only getting worse."
"the Children are simply very bad airbags during an economic crisis. It you think you save will be much more expensive at the other end."
"Hässleholm is, unfortunately, not alone. Several municipalities, with different handlebars, making great cuts at the school. I know that it many times is difficult to get together a municipal budget, but here we need the joint to stay up. If the cuts are not savings, but still will be more expensive for everyone – then we need to find other ways to manage the municipal economy."
"this was the reason for the great enhancement to the school which I introduced as minister of education, on the basis of Skolkommissionens model. This year it is estimated at 3.5 billion, and when fully developed is the 6 billion, for some municipalities, a rich enhancement to the teaching and welfare. "
"In principle, all municipalities are today part of the money. But it comes with a very clear counter-claim. Municipalities and private schools may not cut in the school. The cost per pupil will not fall. Several municipalities are now doing may in many cases be an obvious löftesbrott, not only to voters but also against the state. "
"I expect the agency to carefully follow these principals, and request correction where it is warranted. The rules are not there to give a reason for doing tricks with the numbers, they are there to protect the school from expensive cuts."
"What is happening now risks becoming yet another costly lesson. Weak municipalities, which are obliged to cut in the school with great social costs that gives even weaker municipalities as a result. My conclusion is the same as Skolkommissionens. The cuts must be stopped. Forward, the state must take responsibility for the school's funding, so all the principals and teachers regardless of the municipality and the principal has sufficient resources to do its job: to give every kid a good start."
"nGustav Fridolin, outgoing mouthpiece (MP)"