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ERIC Number: ED166311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Puerto Rico: Tragedy in the Schools.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
In this report, the status of education in Puerto Rico is described and recommendations are made for educational improvement. It is found that Puerto Rican schools are not up to the National Education Association minimum standard for schools due to: (1) inadequate physical plants; (2) teachers who are demoralized by what they see as a stagnant system dominated by political favoritism which places emphasis on personal relationships rather than scholarship and achievement; and (3) student violence. Also discussed are problems connected with compensatory and enrichment education and educating the handicapped. Recommendations are made with regard to Congressional investigation, reorganization and depoliticization of the school system, establishment of a workable master plan of education, improvement of physical plants, and the role of the Associacion de Maestros de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Teachers Association) in filing class action suits. It is concluded that due to Puerto Rico's economic, social, and political problems, education must become its top priority. (WI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Puerto Rico
Note: Not available in hard copy due to print format; Pages 9, 11, 17, 31, 32, and 36 (photographs) have been deleted