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    Default I'm so proud!

    That Dominicans are standing up for whats important. Watching this 4% para la Educacion campaign from afar is making my heart warm. Peaceful protests, Youtube campaign and songs...I'm just so, so proud, because this is sooooo necessary!!!

    This is an amazing start. It may not solve it quickly or completely but it is so great, anyway. I know some change will have to come.

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    Slowly Dominicans are getting a voice and standing up!

    Social media has really helped in making this happen, gotta love Facebook

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    well, i do not have hopes for any results whatsoever but i am glad that more and more people recognize the importance of education. this country, any country, should spend a lot more than meager 4%!

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    Too slow for what this country needs, unfortunately it will all be forgotten with Christmas, rum and empty politician promises

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    My ten year old was told today by his teacher at the public school he attends in El Cano, Azua, that he should wear yellow on Monday. He's happy to have a yellow polo shirt ready for the occasion. It's 4% or bust, day!

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    It is refreshing to see Dominicans standing up for the important issues.

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    seriously they spend only 4% on education? this is a shame to any country in the world, you need at least, at least 20% on education and even 20% is way behind. wow im amazed at 4%...

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    It is not even 4%. I think 4 is what they are aiming for. When you think of all the money in the informal economy it must be even less. I doubt it will improve because they would have to raise taxes and there is an reluctance to pay any as there is no transparancy with regard to how it is spend and distributed. An improvement of education would have to be done by private institutions and through donations. What is the idea of the 4% movement. I dont know. But I found a yellow polo shirt for monday. It was given to me once at Hermanos Villar for being a loyal customer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amp View Post
    seriously they spend only 4% on education? this is a shame to any country in the world, you need at least, at least 20% on education and even 20% is way behind. wow im amazed at 4%...
    4% of the GDP is about 20-25% of the annual budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amp View Post
    seriously they spend only 4% on education? this is a shame to any country in the world, you need at least, at least 20% on education and even 20% is way behind. wow im amazed at 4%...
    Canada and the USA spend approx 6% of GDP.

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