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social_critic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-20-10 08:31 AM
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8. Neighborhood kichens
Crime in Venezuela is real. It's pervasive, and anybody who says they expect children to walk around carrying lap top computers without endangering themselves is unaware of reality. In the barrios, it's dangerous for a youngster to wear nice shoes, never mind a laptop.

The neighborhood kitchens aren't a replacement for a school cafeteria. Anybody who understands how to get a poor child educated knows very well the meals have to be provided in school, so they can get up early, get fed properly, study, eat lunch. And if there's money left over, you can keep them around to do some sports and help them do their homework to keep them out of trouble. This is the way it's done when there's money to pay for the food and programs. And it's a much better way to spend money than to buy the darned computers, which are going to get stolen and may get the child killed in the process.

A much better option is to put large computers inside a room in the school with very good bars on the window, and a steel door. And people will have to get paid to keep watch at night, because the barrio gangsters would probably use sledge hammers to cut through the walls to get to the computers. This is the way it's in real life. Learn about it.
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