The Honduran school year is starting up next week, the kids who's parents can afford the uniform and books are going to school. The other kids will simply just not go. The education system in Honduras is very far from perfect, but it still makes me sad when I meet someone my age that can not really read. The same person writes their name, but with a concentration that is similar to someone trying to remember a sequence of shapes. School here is a privilege not a right. The tortilla kids, or the orange kids, or what ever the kids happen to be hawking that day. These kids will not go to school.
I really do think the improvement and development of one country is dependent on the education of its poor, but in using this type of scale, the future of Honduras is not headed in the right direction.