Isn’t free and equal education for all the bastion of equal opportunity? Not if the education system segregates children according to the thickness of their parents’ wallets.
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.
As ancient Greeks once put it, we design the city and the city designs us. Therefore, territorial planning should be treated as a formative tool for helping us become the humans we want to be; any unequal opportunity at this stage will drastically increase the social segregation we are already experiencing.
Beyond the rhetoric of wellbeing, equality and social prosperity, there are many in our society who are pushed to the margins on the basis of the colour of their skin, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, disability, or lack of access to wealth and other resources. Or because we make it difficult for them to […]