Mercedes Martinez, of the Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico (FMPR) [Federation of Teachers of Puerto Rico], and Ruth Rodriguez of United Opt Out joined the Education Town Hall on August 27 to discuss a government plan to close 600 schools and lay off 1000 teachers. Community response has includes occupying school buildings and demanding a 10% tax on the wealthiest corporations rather than attempting to balance economic shortfalls on the backs of the poorest citizens. Track 3 below —
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