Mexico has a poverty problem. It also has an education problem: the growth in those seeking education is putting huge stress on an underdeveloped education system. In today’s society that’s a recipe for disaster, especially as a nation looking to make some major inroads toward stabilisation. However…
MEXICAN’T: YOU CAN’T SOLVE POVERTY OVERNIGHT, YOU’RE NOT GANDHI
If it were so easy we would all be living it up in world like a communist soviet’s wet dream. Maybe. Unfortunately from an international humanitarian perspective Mexico’s humane problems run deeper than skin deep. An economy with no major identity up until the last 50 years, Mexico’s predicament is founded by the base of their modern society; a bunch of Spaniards came to town and found Aztec goldmines to plunder and abuse, thereby bypassing the need to establish any form of industrial platform. So….
MEXICAN: WE CAN TEACH AN INVALUABLE SKILL: THE ABILITY TO TEACH ENGLISH
Mexico’s native tongue is the bastard spawn of traditional Spanish that knows many regional dialects. A little bit inbred, it’s somewhat removed from the Iberian-Latin roots it came from. However, those who speak traditional Spanish can mostly converse in this tongue. To move the progression of Mexico itself along, it therefore makes sense to send Spanish-English teachers to Mexico.
However just having these teachers teach English would be an exercise in futility; Mexico’s non-English speaking population is 105 million. What we can do though is have teachers from a Spanish speaking back ground, who speak English, pass this skill on to other Mexican would be teachers. Create a school for teaching English and formulate a method whereby those who graduate could then go on to teach other teachers themselves, thereby creating an exponential effect.
The influence of being able to understand and speak English, in terms of trading and the economy, would be a huge factor for Mexico’s rise out of poverty. Being able to speak the world’s first language would open up job opportunities for Mexican’s, both overseas and internally, by increasing their reach. Or so I would hope.