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Resilience is a characteristic of the Dominican people. Private school communities are no exception. The parents, students, teachers and owners of private schools have decided to find a way around the Ministry of Education ban on in-person learning in Greater Santo Domingo. Groups of students are meeting in shopping mall food courts and fast food restaurants. Burger King is openly welcoming students to its restaurants.

For months, the restaurants have been open for the celebrating of children birthdays and family gatherings, why not welcome the children for classes?

The situation is that the Ministry of Education is only allowing partial reopening of public schools in municipalities where Covid-19 is 5% or less. This excludes Santo Domingo schools. The Ministry recently said it would penalize schools that reopened for in-person learning.


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