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To be honest, it's a bit weird? to me, to hear of mileuristas, or that the salary of the program will be 700 Euros a month, when I can't even pay rent with 700 Euros. It truly puts things into perspective, especially after seeing this article, "Where are you on the global pay scale?": http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17543356
Halydia --Thank you for keeping it real here. I think your posts have been fantastic and spot on. It is ESSENTIAL that the incoming Auxiliares and ANYONE coming over to Spain understand the current economic situation the country is in. It is NOT good.That said, I do believe that the bilingual program will be maintained. As Halydia mentioned, the bilingual program was a strong part of PP's (Partido Popular -- more fiscally conservative) platform. Esperanza Aguirre, the President of La Comunidad de Madrid and a leader in PP, is the main proponent behind the bilingual program in Spain -- especially Madrid. She understands the importance of being (at least) bilingual and is a competent English speaker. She studied in the USA. Frankly, I am impressed with Spain's efforts to have bilingual education in public schools. As far as I am aware, this is unheard of in the USA. When they talk about bilingual education in the USA, what they are really referring to are the special programs to help immigrants integrate and acquire the necessary English language skills to survive in an academic setting.
To be honest, it's a bit weird? to me, to hear of mileuristas, or that the salary of the program will be 700 Euros a month, when I can't even pay rent with 700 Euros.