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‘Pay Our Special Education Teachers Before Vulture Capitalists’ Demand Puerto Rican Protesters

on February 2, 2016

As usual, the rich get richer, and the poor, the disabled, etc., get screwed. 😦

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Every student with special needs in the United States is guaranteed a Free and Appropriate Public Education under national law.

So why has the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico stopped paying its special education teachers?

More than 100 parents, therapists, psychologist, occupational therapists, students and teachers marched on Monday to the capital in San Juan to find out.

The rally began in front of the legislature at 9 before protesters marched to the governor’s mansion at 10:30 am. Demonstrators then met with representatives of Governor Alejandro García-Padilla.

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The answer may be a crippling $72 billion debt. Puerto Rico is besieged by vulture capitalists encouraging damaging rewrites to the tax code while buying and selling the territory’s debt.

The Commonwealth government has been prioritizing payments to American private equity moguls instead of services for communities such as public schools.

“Our Children Before Vulture Capitalists,” proclaims one protestor’s sign.

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Jinnette…

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