|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Uruguay

Teachers in Uruguay Strike Over School Violence

MONTEVIDEO – Uruguayan high school teachers staged a 24-hour strike Friday to protest violence against faculty members, including an ugly incident this week in Montevideo.

To avoid hurting students, steps are being taken to reschedule examinations that had been set for Friday, Manuel Oroño, an executive of the Fenapes teachers union, told Efe.

Fenapes representatives plan to meet with officials from several government ministries in pursuit of a consensus on confronting the problem of school violence “in a different way,” he said.

“We are not asking for more repression,” Oroño said, but rather for police who are specially trained to work in the schools with an emphasis on “dialogue and prevention.”

While violence is a problem for society as a whole, “it is precisely in education where there should be more restraint, medium-term plans and projects to attack violence,” the union executive said.

Three teachers at a high school in a rough Montevideo neighborhood were assaulted Tuesday by a mob that included their own students, teenagers from other schools and “even some parents,” according to Fenapes.

The incident occurred outside the school at the end of the day as the three faculty members were trying to protect a female student following an altercation with one of her classmates.

Two of the teachers were punched in the face and the third was pushed to the ground.

Friday’s strike “is not the solution” to the problem of school violence, Interior Minister Eduardo Bonomi said.

Teachers at another Montevideo high school suspended classes last Friday after an instructor was struck by a parent.

Two weeks ago, the vice principal and another staff member at a high school in Canelones province were attacked by the parents of one student as they sought to break up a fight between the assailants’ child and another student.

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:



 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved