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Parents and Children Occupy Puerto Rican School Refusing to Let Corporate Vultures Raid Its Contents

22 Aug

Could this be the “shot” heard around the world that will be the beginning of the end of the corporate education reform movement that is built on a foundation of fraud and greed? Yes, but only if WE share this with everyone we know and meet everyday. A small band of parents and children are standing up to corporate greed in Puerto Rico. Do NOT let them down! Do NOT let them stand alone?

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For more than 80 days, about 35 parents and children have been camping out in front of their neighborhood school in the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico.

The Commonwealth government closed the Jose Melendez de Manati school along with more than 150 others over the last 5 years.

But the community is refusing to let them loot it.

They hope to force lawmakers to reopen the facility.

Department of Education officials have been repeatedly turned away by protesters holding placards with slogans like “This is my school and I want to defend it,” and “There is no triumph without struggle, there is no struggle without sacrifice!”

Officials haven’t even been able to shut off the water or electricity or even set foot inside the building.

The teachers union – the Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico (FMPR) – has called for a mass demonstration of parents, students and teachers…

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