Puerto Rico to close public schools amid crisis


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Associated Press’ Danica Soto reports that, although officials had reported that 184 public schools would close, at the last minute, the number of closures changed to 179 schools in Puerto Rico in an attempt to save more than $7 million “amid a deep economic crisis that has sparked an exodus to the U.S. mainland in the past decade.” Soto writes:

More than 27,000 students will be moved elsewhere when their schools close at the end of May, said newly appointed Education Secretary Julia Keleher. “We have a fiscal crisis and few resources and we’ve spent 10 years handing out nearly $3 billion in a system that hardly has any books,” she said. “We cannot keep doing what we’re doing because we don’t have the resources.”

The news about the school closures raised concerns it could speed up the ongoing exodus from Puerto Rico. Nearly 450,000 people over the last decade…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

8 thoughts on “Puerto Rico to close public schools amid crisis

  1. Horty, Even the schools? How terrible!!!!!!! What a disgrace for Puerto Rico as a U.S. Territory!!!
    There are a lot of mistakes that have been made along the way & plenty of blame to share on both sides I am sure. Phil

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