Thursday, April 22, 2010

Education in the capital.

There seems to be a problem with the education system in Madrid.  I am very sorry to report this, but the evidence has come in.

Here's how I know.  We went off to yet another government office today in the quest for the children's citizenship papers.  This, we thought, was nearly the final hurdle, indeed, for Eldest it was meant to be the last one.

But it seems, Madrid failed to learn one of those 'all I need to know I learned in kindergarten' rules.  That would be sharing.  Seems the papers have to go to Madrid to be looked at and they have to write it down.  Inscribir-la.

This is where the other educational problem seems to have appeared.  It seems that in Madrid they can only write very    veeeerrrrrrrrryyyyy sloooooooowwwwwwwlllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyy.  It is going to take them a year to write down her name.

Something is going to have to be done with the education system in this country.

Really, it is a crying shame.

7 comments:

Beth said...

Seriously, a year? That's not just a crying shame, that's madness!

Beth said...

Forgot to say - love your header picture!

J.G. said...

Oh my goodness, look at your house!!! What fabulous beams! Please tell me you aren't going to cover them up (except with a roof on top).

Sorry about the name thing. Wonder if they can spell "beaurocracy"?

Hula Girl at Heart said...

Ug. That's distressing. The beams on the other hand are wonderful!

oreneta said...

Beth...welcome to Spain!!!! And a whole lot of other places too. Madness indeed. Iike the photo too.

JG, I hate to tell you, we have to bin them. Rotten every last one. Bug eaten paper. If you push a screw driver up to them, it disappears to the handle. Easily. I too am sad. Hand-hewn forest-grown beams. *sigh*

Hula. I agree, on both counts, but they've gotta go.

elpadawan said...

good thing you're a teacher, then, isn't it? :)

oreneta said...

Ahhh, but it isn't like this in Catalonia....I'm not sure what I can do out in Madrid......