Comparing spending on alcohol prevention etc vs. teacher salary demands, via Facebook
My old nemesis Sanjaya Senanayake has done some interesting infographics on the SL budget. Namely, why we don’t spend on teachers and yet spend millions on protecting cows, preventing alcohol, etc. Please note that I haven’t check the numbers, but they look about right. The one above is a bit off in that it compares Mathata Thitha spending for a year vs. salary demands per month. Actually, that’s very disingenuous in that cutting the program really couldn’t pay for increments. It’s still a very interesting way of getting a point across about government spending using Facebook and funny visuals.
As a note on the issues at hand, teachers are demanding higher salaries. In a sense this is reasonable but the entire university system is also messed up. But that’s not really the point. The point is that the government is spending on big ticket items without giving that much back to ordinary working people.
Teacher salaries vs. Ports and Defence spending, via Facebook
Anyways, interesting info, interesting presentation.