Monday, September 24, 2018

PUERTO RICO - Post Hurricane Maria Update

"Puerto Rico’s beleaguered public schools face controversial reform after Hurricane Maria" PBS NewsHour 9/18/2018


SUMMARY:  Puerto Rico's school system was struggling long before Hurricane Maria struck a year ago.  But the disaster exacerbated deep problems, as schools were destroyed, thousands of children moved to the U.S. mainland and students struggle with trauma.  Now, special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza of Education Week reports, the system is at a crossroads as the schools chief advocates for charter schools.

"Families say Hurricane Maria’s death toll was preventable — and neglect is to blame" PBS NewsHour 9/22/2018


SUMMARY:  Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism, the Associated Press, and Quartz compiled an extensive database of nearly 500 victims of Hurricane Maria whose families say that mismanagement, poor communication and damaged infrastructure were to blame for the deaths.  Ana Campoy, Latin America reporter for Quartz, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Dallas.

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