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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 09:03 (3907 days ago) @ Tamie in Idaho

Tamie, while I can't be sure, it looks like from the photos that this school is located in a squatters' community, which is the type of school foreigners should not get involved with. One of the requisites for getting the land they squatted on rezoned is to have a school, so they've built dozens of "new" schools around our community. One of the consquences is that now we have dozens and dozens of these little dirt poor understaffed and underfunded schools that we will never have sufficient resources for. Our educational system has many flaws, one of them being the promotion of political agendas by allowing all these little schools to exist in all these squatters' communities (in return for votes) instead of investing in fewer larger schools that benefit larger segments of the population for less money (like most of the rest of the world does).

Due to problems such as this, I do not recommend that visitors just visit any old school, even if their favorite taxi driver recommends it. ;-)


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