It is both scandalous and sad that while the Guatemalan government is indulging in a melodramatic political charade, dissipating public funds in the process, while many schools throughout the country are commencing the new school year without basic budgets available for pupils’ food and teachers’ contracts.
I broke my heart to hear the principal’s speech about the economic state of this public school in one of the villages with hundreds of students and parents stood in the cold. Basically, on the first day of classes, the teachers don’t have contracts; yet here they are ready to teach. Only two days prior the Guatemalan president gave the state of the country speech where he congratulated his administration for all “the avances.” Obviously, the media and the people of Guatemala knows the truth and the reality of the state of the country. If you know some Spanish, read the article “Segundo informe de gobierno, una invitación a soñar” at Plaza Pública.
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