Puerto Rican teachers’ strike

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This video says about itself:

Puerto Rico Teachers on Strike: Stop Privatization of Schools

17 August 2018

Teachers of Puerto Rico are on strike. They believe that the government saw an opportunity to use the Hurricane Maria tragedy to privatize education.

By Shelley Connor:

Puerto Rico’s teachers hold one-day strike

24 August 2018

Puerto Rico’s public-school children started school on August 13, many crowding into crumbling school rooms or sitting in the open air. Two days later, their teachers walked out to protest the dire state of education and the government’s plans, utilizing the pretext of Hurricane Maria, to privatize the territory’s public schools.

The one-day strike was called by Puerto Rico Teachers’ Federation (Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico, FMPR). It called attention to the threat to close almost a third of the island’s schools—over 250—and Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s wide-ranging attacks on education under…

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