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"Just that," said the fox. "To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world . . ." /
|—Sí - dijo el zorro-. Para mí no eres todavía más que un muchachito semejante a cien mil muchachitos. Y no te necesito. Y tú tampoco me necesitas. No soy para ti más que un zorro semejante a cien mil zorros. Pero, si me domesticas, tendremos necesidad el uno del otro. Serás para mí único en el mundo. Seré para ti único en el mundo.....|
This Wall painting summarizes the students' request . The Chilean State does not invest its gross income appropiately, consequently, Chilean education is dramatically meagre and helps to reproduce a system which encourages social injustice and inequality. At the same time, the Wall painting is an open irony against globalization. ( an pure example of the think globally, act locally philosophy)
THe quote belongs to John F. Kennedy and the translation says something like this: those who don't allow the pacific revolution, they will promote the violent revolution ( I know, it's a horrible translation but you can google the spanish version and find the original one)
can´t afford the excessive costs of attending university because tuitions are excessive, there are very few scholarships and interest rates of student loans are the legal equivalent to usury.
Nowadays Education is a current issue in Chile. Students ( from public universities and secondaries schools) are demonstrating against Education statuo quo: they want non profit tertiary education and equal accessability to all. However, the right wing chilean government is not giving an inch in favour of students' claims. Well, maybe just a little. Nevertheless, this is an interesting debate which is happening now in Chile and nobody is fully aware of how both sides will work out this issue.
Actually, This church is not under construction but this is one of the samples of the slow chilean reconstruction after the 27/2 earthquake. In fact, the earthquake happened a year ago and hundred of building are on the verge of falling apart, like the one which heads this picture. / Consequencia del Terremoto del 2//2/2010.. sin comentarios
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note: It is customary for Chilean students to wear uniform. This outfit is usually blue navy and white. I think it mimics British school uniforms or something like that. Ironically, wearing uniforms is not mandatory for students, since Ministry of Education supressed that rule in 1982. However, schools encourage the uniform in order to "unifiy" students and avoid differences but there are disparate uniforms according to the disparate type of schools( public and private school ). This shopwindow is a claim against this odd tradition. Funny, isn´it?