New stage of school “optimization” in Kurgan started

As part of the optimization of educational institutions in Kurgan, two schools are being merged, #31 and #38. Earlier it became known that schools #9 and #28 were being merged, too. The previous stage of the reorganization, when several dozen educational institutions closed down in the Kurgan region, ended in early 2020.

For several years now, the optimization of the education system has been going on in Russia, which, just like the parallel optimization of the health care system, is reduced mainly to cutting the number of educational institutions and their further consolidation. The only schools in villages and towns are being closed. This optimization creates many problems for children, parents and school staff. Children are forced to travel to remote schools using public transport, many are driven by their parents. This, in turn, leads to an increase in the load on the road network, an increase in the costs of the family budget. In addition, students are now wasting a significant portion of their time just commuting to and from school, rather than spending it profitably.

We are already witnessing the results of the still unfinished optimization of the healthcare system. Having been optimized, it is struggling to cope with the epidemic of the new coronavirus infection. The consequences of optimizing education will be even more disastrous, since the work of the entire economy and the life of society depend on the quality of education. People who have received a low-quality education will go to work in factories, schools and hospitals. Naturally, the results of their work will be affected by their education.

The deterioration of the education system will hit, first of all, the working people. Their children will go to overcrowded, optimized schools. Workers will have to use the services of poorly trained professionals. At the same time, the children of capitalists, high-ranking officials and managers will receive knowledge in elite schools. The capitalists, as before, will have access to the services of competent specialists: it is much cheaper to train a small number of “servants” than to provide quality education to the entire population of the state.

 

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