Gilbakka posted:Django posted: Who the r@ss want to cut cane in these modern times where Education is free in the homeland.
In 1976, ie 41 years ago, Burnham took over all private schools and made education free. In the early 1990s fee-charging private schools reappeared under Hoyte and have multiplied since then. This restricts the ability of many low-income parents to finance their kids' learning. And, even though education is free in government schools, there is and has always been unequal levels of development. Always brilliant students and dullards, always fast learners and slow ones. You can take a horse to the river but you cannot force the horse to drink free river water.
So, naturally, the dullards have to cut cane and do manual work to earn their livelihood after leaving school. Even brilliant school leavers were cutting cane in the late 1960s. Some were my schoolmates. I may be wrong, but I think our bright Django did a stint of cane cutting too. Correct me if I am wrong, please.
Gilly, In 1963 I went to a free high school. Thanks to Dr. Jagan. When I left Guyana, many of the high schools were still not tuition-free.
As for Django's comments: If you make an honest living, no job is too hard or menial. If everyone is educated and no one wants to do the hard job, how will mankind survive?