By Andres Kogan Valderrama
HAVANA TIMES – The presidential debates in Argentina showed us again that Javier Milei is not willing to budge on anything, in order to continue taking advantage of the social unrest in Argentina, through anti-state far-right rhetoric. He comes from market fundamentalism, with which he doesn’t care about destroying basic and democratic aspects of coexistence.
One of those measures, which Milei seeks to carry out if he becomes president of Argentina, is to install a voucher system in the school environment, which, applied to countries as unequal as ours in Chile, is truly catastrophic in terms of school segregation.
Hence, if one reviews the Chilean experience regarding vouchers in recent decades, one clearly sees a process aimed at the destruction of public education, which places us in Latin America as the country with the lowest enrollment rate in public schools, only surpassed by Haiti, which should make us very ashamed and as an example of what not to do at the political level.
However, Milei continues to sell the idea that Chile has an educational model to follow, ignoring the enormous demonstrations that have been taking place against this for-profit and exclusionary model since the 2000s. Protests that denounce a negligent State, which completely delegated its responsibility with the country.
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