Thursday, 27 August 2009

Transantiago and me... a story of love and hate

Before the Transantiago, our new transpot system, my life was hard. I live on the outskirts of town, in a place named Nos (San Bernardo), near of Buin. So, I have to travel a couple of hours, or and hour and half, to get everywhere. Since I have memory I have to do it, and with the yellow busses it wasn't different.

Wherever, at first time of Transtgo. I had to take a feeder to San Bdo. center and then, take another main bus. It was an oddity to try to get home late in the evenings, because doesn't exist feeder busses! A lot of times, I almost cry in the stop, waiting for more than an hour.

Fortunately, exist another kind of busses to get to my home, buses that get out of the Gran Santiago and pass near of my home, like El Rulo bus, Santa Inés bus, or my favourite, the Buin Maipo, the bus that I take in the mornings.

However, I miss the big yellow bus Nos Independencia where I learned to go in busses when I was a little girl...

Well, now, I have to recognize the things have improved. I can take a bus from Macul subway directly to my home! Of course still being very slow and tiring.

This story couldn’t be very important, but when you multiply it for thousand and thousand, you can understand the mess that the city was when someone thinks to change the transport system from a day to another.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Higher level: for everyone!

The requirements level of the chilean education -elementary and high school- are very unequal between municipal schools and private or private subsidized school. The children don't have the same oportunities to get knowledge and that keep the social gap.
There is a lot of faults in the programs, a lot of wrong topics, a lot of laziness from the teachers to do better classes.
But, in the private schools, that doesn't happens. There, the children lear to speak english since kindergarden and have teachers who do better classes. That happens because they have more money.
But it couldn't be! The money couldn't make better schools and better students! The chilean education have to have WILL: I mean, will and open minds to find a way to make a better education from the core of the problem.
A higher education level in the municipals schools start from to fix the educational programs and demands better teachers.
Of course is needed a big investment from the goverment, but the news ideas are needed to, to refresh the old ideas about educations. Now, there's a lot of people who are thinking about it and doing greats plans through their organizations, but the politicians have to listen them.
Finally, it's all about will.