Reports indicate school system is collapsing

A feature on Venezuela’s broken school system in Business Insider claims that “School days are often being canceled due to a lack of electricity, food, and water. Caracas Public High School… often must close down for weeks at a time.”  It adds that “Teachers have been caught and are disciplined for exchanging a passing grade for food, such as milk and flour,” while “Parents are unable to see how their child is doing because the schools lack the supplies to print report cards.” 

Meanwhile, a separate report says that in the past two months, the National Federation of Parents (Fenasopadres) received more than 25 reports of break-ins in schools around the country in which thieves took non-perishable food items.