Puerto Rico Plans to Close 600 (Half) of Its Schools!?

Demonstrating for a child's right to an education in Puerto Rico (Credit: FMPR Twitter Feed)
Demonstrating for a child’s right to an education in Puerto Rico (Credit: FMPR Twitter Feed)
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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The Education Town Hall broadcasts from Historic Anacostia in Washington, DC, Thursdays
at 11:00 a.m. Eastern on We Act Radio.
Listen live via TuneIn.
Shows are archived for convenient listening shortly after broadcast.

The Education Town Hall BUS is a monthly program
organized by BadAss Teachers, United Opt Out, and SOS March.
The program regularly airs on the 4th Thursday of each month.

One comment

  1. That’s really productive. So destabilize and create social unrest? Sounds like a recipe for disaster. These hedge fund guys are beyond reprehensible. The words currently escape me.


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