President Hugo Chavez threatened on 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. [No...say it ain't so! --ed.]It will take Venezuela decades to recover from the damage this buffoon is wreaking.
All Venezuelan schools, both public and private, must submit to state inspectors enforcing the new educational system. Those that refuse will be closed and nationalized, Chavez said.
A new curriculum will be phased in during this school year, and new textbooks are being developed to help educate "the new citizen," [What's he going to do with "the old citizens"? --ed.] added Chavez's brother and education minister Adan Chavez in their televised ceremony on the first day of classes.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Get 'em while they're young
Venezuela's president and Absolute Supreme Dictator For Life, Hugo Chavez, wants more young minds to mold.