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Argentine bill proposes 25% higher penalties for attacks on a teacher

Thursday, April 21st 2016 - 12:07 UTC
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An attack on a teacher would be punished with higher penalties than an attack on any other citizen under proposals in Argentina to raise the status of teaching. It is believed to be the first time teachers would have been given a special legal protection in this way. Read full article

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  • Zaphod102

    Does axel-argghh now feel a bit safer? And more respected?

    Or does he think this is a bad move as a knee-jerk anti-Macri response?

    Do we care? (no)

    Do you think Macri introduced this to reduce the chance of teachers being attacked for teaching the truth in his “education revolution”? Paving the way for a reversal of the decades of indoctrination about Peronism and the Falklands maybe? Defending teachers from K thugs has to be a good move.

    Apr 21st, 2016 - 05:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    I am certain this will be a powerful deterrent.

    Just like those “restraining orders” you read about in the US that were handed down a few days before the victim's body was found.

    Apr 21st, 2016 - 07:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • McCool

    How common are attacks on teachers in argentina?

    Apr 22nd, 2016 - 09:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @3 “how common”

    It's another non-issue. Gives the cabinet and legislators another opportunity to piss in their pants and feel all warm and happy about it. Throwing an inexpensive bone to teachers who currently like to spend a lot of time on strikes and school closures. It's a way of diverting attention from the poor performance of teachers and schools and the fact that less than half of the young people in Argentina finish secondary school, though that is mostly an artifact of the previous government. It's not likely to change much with the current government, either.

    Apr 22nd, 2016 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    This is akin to the USA “hate” crimes.
    Terrible idea

    Apr 23rd, 2016 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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