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Crippled Puerto Rico Offered School Privatization as Quick Fix for Woes


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Crippled Puerto Rico Offered School Privatization as Quick Fix for Woes

Steven Singer

You’re Puerto Rico’s school system.

More than five months since a devastating hurricane hit the island’s shores, some 270 schools are still without power.

Roughly 25,000 students are leaving with that number expected to swell to 54,000 in four years. And that’s after an 11-year recession already sent 78,000 students seeking refuge elsewhere.


#2

Naomi Klein deserves a lot of credit for educating us in the ways of disaster capitalism. There is so much more to come in Puerto Rico, if it can’t be stopped. The one percent want another playground in the Caribbean and they are determined to get it. My career was in the public university sector. When I saw private “competition”/acquisition rolling in, I cringed. This is class war, pure and simple.


#3

Yet another vulture just flew into Puerto Rico.


#4

What does the majority of Puertoricans think they should do? Has anybody asked them?

Que el pueblo decida.