Basta! Enough with the School Closures. Stand With Puerto Rico Teachers And Parents

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello

There’s a growing school crisis in Puerto Rico, and the media, like the Trump administration, is not paying enough attention.

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello and his education secretary are using Hurricane Maria and the island’s bankruptcy case as excuses to close down 283 more public schools. This is on top of the 167 schools they already closed late last year. This will hurt more than 60,000 students and 6,000 educators.

The latest round of school closures has been denounced all over the island. Mayors from across Puerto Rico are up in arms, and they’re demanding the governor stop closing schools.

We need to show the people of Puerto Rico that there’s national support for these protests—like there has been for other recent teacher protests on the mainland.

Add your name to the list of people supporting Puerto Rican teachers, parents and students, and we’ll display your name during the mobilization next week in San Juan.

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To: Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello
From: [Your Name]

The plan to close nearly 300 schools is reckless. Listen to the parents, student, educators, mayors and community when they say that this plan is unacceptable. We are watching and standing with the community fighting this plan.