A-Quick One-Act Some-History of-Education (Inside-My-Head)

Characters

Person of Power 1

Person of Power 2

People-Students

Act 1- Scene 1

(An office, in the past past past, People-Students are heard protesting right outside )

POWER1

I don’t think education should be a right, sounds too dangerous that way. Let’s keep it a privilege.

POWER2

You are right. But, these people are revolting because they want it.

POWER1

Hmm… let’s just give them some “pretend education system,” and they’ll shut up.

POWER2

Done

(People-Students cease protesting).

POWER2

(Looking out the window)

Hey! Look! They seem to really like it.

POWER1

(joining POWER2 at the window)

They do…are you thinking what I am thinking?

POWER2

Yes! let’s make it a little more expensive.

POWER1

And they won’t be really able to afford it, so we can lend them money, and we’ll make even MORE money!

POWER2

Done

[…]*

(Protests start again)

POWER1

This again?

So annoying.

Ok, Why don’t we get rid of a couple of them to scare them a bit.

POWER2

Done.

(Protests cease)

POWER1

Just keep those prices rising. Easiest business ever!

POWER2

What about the quality of education?

POWER1

What about it?

POWER2

Nah, nothing.

To be continued…

*Insert/improvise some conversation about breakfast.

 

And while you are here, please check out this article from the HuffPost about the movimiento that has started in Mexico due to the disappearance of 43 students and the appearance of dozens of mass-graves with unidentified bodies:

Mexican Government — Tell Us the Truth — Where are the Ayotzinapa 43?

 

We must come back.

We must.

Ok girls, we took a break, I get it; it was hard to deal with the blues of our last performance of The SM Cabaret and we slowly faded out in our duty to this platform.

Now what? We must come back. Re-build our momentum. Continue to write our way through this. Or: move on. Of course not all of us will stay through this forever, maybe none of us will. That is also OK!

So, here is my proposal:

Get back on your posting schedule, or write a final post, or just don’t write anything and someday maybe come back.

And if you aren’t already part of TGPB but would like to be, please let us know!

The action we came up with during the Student Movement Convention should kick off soon…not to forget that November 21st is less than 2 months away…

There’s much to be said and done, so I hope to hear from you soon.

you will hear from me,

G