Education Politics

Class Dismissed: Schools Destroyed (video)

Almost a year after Puerto Rico closed more than 260 schools, CTLN looks at the impact the closures had on the island’s communities.

By Amy Zahn, Justin Hicks,

“There is nothing there [in these communities]. Nothing but the school. This is where they met to celebrate Father’s day, Mother’s day, Christmas Day,” said Aida Diaz, president of the Asociación de Maestros de Puerto Rico. “They killed the communities. That’s the same problem all around the island.”

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