December 10, 2013
Macri says takeovers 'serve no good'
'Takeovers go against public education,' Buenos Aires City Mauricio Macri said in his first statements about the student protest that began last week and continues with 13 schools occupied across Argentina’s capital.
“Takeovers are upsetting because this government has done a quixotic effort (in education),” Macri told reporters while supervising public works at the Subte H line in the neighborhood of Recoleta as he considered students’ decision to occupy state-run schools “go against public education.”
In that sense, the head of the PRO party pointed out his administration made significant investments in schools infrastructure and carried out education policies such as the distribution of computers and the extension of English courses to all grades.