Public Affairs to seek education money in other ministries
The junior coalition party Public Affairs may look to cut the budgets of their other ministries to save funding for education. According to the Czech News Agency ČTK, the party's leadership on Wednesday agreed not to cut teachers' salaries in order to meet the 2.5 billion Czech crowns in austerity measures that the government has asked the Education Ministry to make. An unnamed source said the party may seek registration fees from college students at the start of each semester, or finance the Education Ministry partially with funds from other ministries. Public Affairs currently also controls the ministries of regional development and transportation.