Education has unfortunately become a field of dangerous experimentation and a victim of ideological fixations in the past few months. It is yet another blatant example of the former government’s inability to manage important issues in key sectors of Greek society.
The government led by Alexis Tsipras’s SYRIZA party focused its energies on pandering to its cronies instead of making changes and on a war against excellence in public education.
It will now take a huge effort as well as broad consensus in order to solve the myriad problems that are weighing down the Greek education system, all the way from elementary school to university.
It will also take hard work to re-establish the foundations that will eventually lead to its rebirth. Most importantly, though, this effort will have to be conducted without ideological bias and without aiming to satisfy the lowest common denominator.