Mr. Principal:

I appreciate this short space. I am a teacher in a private institution where middle or upper-middle class children attend. I trained as a teacher in the public sector and spent many years as a teacher in state schools and high schools.


I entered the private sector before the 4% of GDP was applied to education, because I honestly did not have much hope that it would be fulfilled until it was finally done in 2013, after pressure from civil society. I remember the yellow umbrellas.

I make this brief introduction because after analyzing everything we have gone through and aimed at improving our educational system, we can honestly come to the conclusion that we have made practically no progress at all. Quality is the most absent, if it is about evaluating what has happened with the education sector.

We should do an analysis as a society and start with the governments to admit that we have failed in this goal.


Emmanuel de los Santos R.