Hrodna private tutors to be punished with Soviet methods
11:39, — society
The authorities threaten to publish portraits of school teachers who give private lessons illegally.
Charter97.org learnt it from a reader.
“Last week, tax officers of Hrodna made another attempt to refill the country's melting funds. This time taxation agencies focused on teachers of foreign languages, who allegedly avoid taxes for giving private lessons,” the reader writes.
He added that foreign language teachers from all schools were called to the regional executive committee and criticised for competing with state courses to prepare for school graduation exams.
“The authorities said that giving private lessons without paying taxes was a bad idea. They promised to carry out controlled buys and publish portraits of 'guilty' teachers in newspapers. All teachers asked in indignation: 'Is this the reason for calling us here?' Representatives of the authorities answered it's easier to work with businessmen than with teachers. The authorities seem to forget that school teachers have to give private lessons because they don't receive much as teachers. The so called recent increase in salaries for teachers was caused by an increase in the number of lessons a teacher must have. The average salary is about 2.5 million rubles. A part of payment is spent on paper and mandatory subscription to newspapers,” the teacher complaints.
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