|The parents listening to the director.|
Friday, June 1, 2012
After working in the school systems in both the US and Peru, I often find myself comparing the two and how they function. I'll save you a long drawn observation, but ask you to consider this last Parents meeting I attended here in Yuracoto. When is the last time your local public school held a mandatory meeting*, where the parents came in their traditional dress, and yelled (in Quechua) at the director for 3 hours about animals eating the school's plants, kids escaping because there is no fence around the school, and how they don't want a woman to be the disciplinary teacher at the school (fearing that the students won't listen to a woman)? It's not better or worse, it's just different.