Person of Power 1
Person of Power 2
Act 1- Scene 1
(An office, in the past past past, People-Students are heard protesting right outside )
I don’t think education should be a right, sounds too dangerous that way. Let’s keep it a privilege.
You are right. But, these people are revolting because they want it.
Hmm… let’s just give them some “pretend education system,” and they’ll shut up.
(People-Students cease protesting).
(Looking out the window)
Hey! Look! They seem to really like it.
(joining POWER2 at the window)
They do…are you thinking what I am thinking?
Yes! let’s make it a little more expensive.
And they won’t be really able to afford it, so we can lend them money, and we’ll make even MORE money!
(Protests start again)
Ok, Why don’t we get rid of a couple of them to scare them a bit.
Just keep those prices rising. Easiest business ever!
What about the quality of education?
What about it?
To be continued…
*Insert/improvise some conversation about breakfast.
And while you are here, please check out this article from the HuffPost about the movimiento that has started in Mexico due to the disappearance of 43 students and the appearance of dozens of mass-graves with unidentified bodies: