There is no country on earth whose majority population is both well-educated and impoverished. Unfortunately the education available to the Maya and other poor Guatemalans is wholly inadequate to the task of providing an education sufficient to raise them out of poverty. Many, perhaps most, students cannot multiply and divide, spell, punctuate a sentence, find anything on a map, or tell you the significance of any date in history earlier than their own birthday. To read more about the education available to the poor in Guatemala, click here. Since education is the way out of poverty and since they cannot be educated there, the only solution is to bring them here for schooling.
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