Last Thursday, Cristina Kirchner was in an act of delivery of 10,000 computers to girls and boys of 6th grade. degree, in Lomas de Zamora. He praised the Conectar Igualdad program, and criticized Mauricio Macri for cutting it off. Good play!
But all that gesture who seemed to ingratiate himself with those for whom connectivity is elusive, fell apart when his words took that particular campaign tone, just two months from PASO.
The story also falls when their own social organizations, which are part of the national government, they threw a final report on the desk: in 2020, and in the 4,400 villages and popular neighborhoods across the country where 4 million people live, 18.3% of those surveyed they have no connectivity of any kind. 44.3% stated that they studied less than before the pandemic.
And in 16,235 cases in 14 provinces, 76.8% of respondents used WhatsApp and only 14.1% of surveyed families used Zoom and Google Meet to connect. The numbers are clear, and if they come from the ruling party, there is no excuse.
Going back to the classroom also implies breaking with that socially unequal educational system, it’s not about trading computers for a vote.
The educating role of the State, in an Argentina contemporary to the pandemic, must make a conjunctural change, know how to overcome the past yokes and create a strong omnipresence to “be able to dream of a better future”, as the reader wishes in his letter. It is the dream of all Argentines. Always it was …