19th August 2014
Over a month ago we reported on the occupation of a primary school in the Spanish capital, Madrid. At that time parents had been occupying the school for 19 days. Well they are still there - and by this Friday they will have been camping out in the school for 60 days.
Parents have been occupying the Arcipreste school in protest at the decision to cut the nursery class, even though there are 19 children waiting to start. Although this may seem like a small dispute, it has a far greater resonance, partly because of the inspiring dedication of the parents and partly because what has happened to the community in Arcipreste is typical of events all across Spain (and indeed the rest of the world) as spending cuts hit public education while private education is privileged with tax cuts and subsidies.
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