Chávez Warns Private Schools Not to Resist His Inspectors

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From AP via the New York Times:

President Hugo Chávez threatened Monday to take over any private schools refusing to submit to the oversight of his socialist government, a move some Venezuelans fear will impose leftist ideology in the classroom.

All Venezuelan schools, public and private, must submit to state inspectors enforcing the new educational system. Those that refuse will be closed and nationalized, Mr. Chávez said.

…”If they attack us because we’re indoctrinating, well yes, we’re doing it, because those capitalist ideas that our young people have — and that have done so much damage to our people — must be eliminated.”

It’s times like these when I think what a great idea it would be for private schools to get tied into the government through vouchers. You see, it would bring more freedom.

3:55 pm on September 18, 2007