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Private schools want more authority

An incident involving a sexual act between students in a private school in eastern Santo Domingo has led private schools to ask for more control over their students.

The private schools union (Udiep) president, Olga Espaillat said that the ruling that governs both public and private schools does not allow them to penalize students who have made serious transgressions within the schools. She urged the Ministry of Education to review the ruling so that the schools can impose consequences for serious actions. Udiep oversees 4,845 private schools nationwide.

She expressed her concern after a video was widely shared on social media showing a young girl practicing fellatio on a fellow student in the presence of several classmates in a classroom. Espaillat said that the incident occurred last school year but is only circulating now.

Speaking to journalists during the signing of an agreement between Udiep and the JCE for the issuing of birth certificates, Espaillat stated that the prevalent permissive social norms are what cause inappropriate behavior to develop, as in this particular case that has been reported in social media.

Source: DR1, Listindiario

Feb 5, 2016

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