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Sep 20, 2016

Elodio Aragon Jr. Warns Teachers over Consequences of Actions

Elodio Aragon Jr.

Across the country, some schools were opened, but classrooms were empty and in other cases, the buildings were closed for the day. Still yet, we found students at some schools, but there were no teachers. Minister Elodio Aragon Junior believes that the protest has a rippling effect.

 

Elodio Aragon Jr., Minister of State, Education Youth, Sports & Culture

“I think that when you look at whatever you do always impacts on something else. For instance, the teachers went out there and therefore there were no classes. The parents of these kids they have to then look at what they will do with their kids, the kids do not go to school; so of course there is an impact on everything we do. So of course there is an impact on everything we do. And then sometimes that is the price of democracy like they say. But at the end of the day, it has to be balance. I think we have to continue dialoguing and I think that is exactly what the Prime Minister is doing. And I just ask that the teachers bear in mind that whatever they do will have a consequence on parents, on kids, etc. out there. At the end of the day, I’m hoping that this can be resolved through communications, through dialogue and we reach to a resolution where it benefits all.”

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5 Responses for “Elodio Aragon Jr. Warns Teachers over Consequences of Actions”

  1. Joe Blank says:

    This is a pretty ridiculous argument. By not paying the teachers, you triggered this. This is what is wrong with the law governing essential services. Politicians always invoke this hypocritical moral argument and use it to short change sectors that are considered “essential”. People in these services have a moral obligation to fight for their rights. And the public has a moral obligation to ensure that they are treated fairly. The problem is that the public only cares about their needs. Once this is met, no matter how, they couldn’t care less. The teachers need to take care of themselves. Otherwise, no one else will.

  2. Belizean Say says:

    Really this commentary makes the news?

  3. Belizean Pride says:

    Excuse Aragon I rather have my kid at school explaining him why teachers are on strike due to rampant corruption in gov. affecting me as a father, teachers for being not paid as promise and more corruption than anything else. So having my kid at home was not bad for me but giving him a info how our present gov. trying to cover up so much things they do and tying to harass the teachers with ministers like you. How about this can you answer me eh?

  4. No morecorruption says:

    Mista “so ofcourse” paid extra to go and make silly comments about the teahers. How many of these ministers stand up and say to their government “a promise is a promise and we broke that promise we made to the teachers! This is our fault!” but no they will find ways to make it seem as if the children not being in school is totally the teachers fault!!

  5. Educating the mind says:

    Now tell me Mr. Aragon, which of the actions have a more profound rippling effect? The corruption namely the beheading, the lies, the selling of passports that will certainly come back to haunt, the senseless involvement of who we ” supposedly ” should have leading us, etc? OR The action of standing for justice? Seriously you seem intelligent – look inside your soul! Listen to your conscience! Think! What are we standing for? And yes our actions today determine tomorrow.

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