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Re: 11,000 children not in primary school [Re: Peter Jones] #376721
05/12/10 06:36 PM
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But by now certainly you are a citizen..right Peter?

Re: 11,000 children not in primary school [Re: Peter Jones] #376727
05/12/10 08:14 PM
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Does that matter?

Re: 11,000 children not in primary school [Re: Peter Jones] #376731
05/12/10 09:07 PM
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This only supports my position that money could be better spent on classrooms and education rather than sending ONE kid to a music school. I didnt get a response as to how much it would cost to build a road to San Mateo. 11,000 kids out of school because of the lack of class rooms. Think about it.

BTW, this is NOT about Derrick

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Re: 11,000 children not in primary school [Re: Ernie B] #376752
05/13/10 12:44 AM
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If it is believed that there are 22,000 people resident on the island and 11,000 of them are kids NOT in school, does this mean that the island is chock-a-block with children and short on working adults?

A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

Re: 11,000 children not in primary school [Re: seashell] #376753
05/13/10 01:17 AM
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No, it's not 11,000 uneducated kids on the island but in the whole of Belize. I don't know what the figure is for the island alone, but it has been suggested that it would be very low.

I do agree that given the two options it is more important to get the majority an education grounding than to advance one individual. But we shouldn't and probably don't have to make that stark choice. Enabling one talented individual from a deprived background to fulfil his potential is important for the others. It shows them what can be achieved and gives them, if not a target then at least a realistic aspiration for their own lives.

Education is a strange commodity. Many people in receipt of it resent it or certainly do not appreciate it at the time, yet afterwards they do realise its value and wish they could have had more of it. This is why most civilised countries make education compulsory - because they know that kids will realise what they have missed too late to do anything about it. IMO it is crucial that juniors do get an adequate and inspiring education.

Re: 11,000 children not in primary school [Re: Peter Jones] #376756
05/13/10 05:42 AM
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Who determines or how is it determined that some get to go to school while others don't? Are there classrooms available on weekends?

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