MINISTRY SPINS FOR THE LONG GRASS
Getting dirty close to the wire?
From Schrëtt fir Schrëtt's Facebook page (forgive my scrappy translation) –
The narrative has been shifted. This very brief report is on line in French – 5 minutes – with the Ministry's version that we do not want to be taken over by the state. Any takers?
It is incredible to hear that the Ministry wants to take us over as we are, and that we do not want this!
These are actually those very cerebral palsy officials and those of Differentiated Education who many times have clearly stated and repeated that they did not want (or more) the conductive system, no Petö working groups working within in a specific section their integral system as a distinct alternative to the traditional management of cerebral palsy. And this after fifteen years, during which all the representatives of the Ministry have kept on telling us how much they have been convinced about the system and its values. They promised us a solid legal basis as a school, then as a state institution, and then as virtually an independent section under the cerebral palsy roof, with uniquely a few common events and meetings of joint staff.
This is what has motivated us to launch the petition to survive on a legal basis as a private school. It really is the world upside down.
TV news segment
(2'19” – 3'05”)
Schrëtt fir Schrëtt still has more votes to raise, before the closing date of 7 March.
Previous update on this struggle
By the way, I am informed that today is Conductive Education Awareness Day in North America. There are few things like public conflict to promote media interest.