A relatively large segment of our student population remains trapped in lower echelons of society and this contradicts the dominant political rhetoric according to which Malta is heading towards a middle-class society.
What changes will automation bring to our lives and societies? What will we do when our jobs become redundant? We must be asking these questions right now because tomorrow might be too late.
Presently, Muslims in our schools can be compared to students who require a wheelchair but no ramps and easy access doors are built for them. Schools are not free of prejudice and do not make the necessary arrangements to provide these pupils favourable conditions for learning.
Ignorance is a very important educational starting point. By recognizing our lack of knowledge, we open up to a discovery of the world through curiosity, learning from mistakes, dialogue with other standpoints which is very similar to self-driven child play.
Precarious, unpaid or underpaid writing is similar to what unpaid internships—initially developed to help young people learn job skills—have become in many industries. It seems to be the only stepping stone into an employment security, if it ever comes.
We were given time-consuming tasks to complete over the holidays, including the organization of Spring’s student orientation. Little did we know that in the meantime, Sadeen put out several ads on LinkedIn and elsewhere in search for new staff to replace us.
Here, for the record, I will spell out what nobody in this country seems even remotely willing to mention: how we have slipped into the uncomfortable situation of segregating children according to the thickness of their parents’ wallets.