Four months after Hurricane Maria 40% of Puerto Ricans remain without regular access to electrical power. Puerto Rico’s secretary of education, Julia Keleher, continues on a school closing rampage, with over 300 closed in the last two years and more on the chopping block.
The Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico (FMPR) – is a leading teachers union on the island and key organizer of the movement against school closures, organizing brigades of teachers and community members to clean schools up and demand their reopening – See interview by MORE member Peter Lamphere here.
The FMPR led a successful strike in 2008 which prevented charter schools from being on the island.
Mercedes is also speaking Wednesday 1/17 at CASA in the Bronx and Saturday 1/18 at New York State Nurses Association in Manhattan – follow the links for more details.