Local November 2, 2011 | 10:17 am

Hushed meeting with U.S. Ambassador roils Education push, Diario Libre reports

Santo Domingo.- An undisclosed meeting with U.S. Raul ambassador Yzaguirre has spurred an internal debate in the Coalition for a Dignifies Education, whose battle cry is the allocation of 4% of the GDP for education.

News source diarilibre.com reports that Coalition representatives stated their plan of action to the diplomat and in turn received his pledge of support

Attending the meeting held September 29 in the U.S. Ambassador’s residence and agreed upon just 48 hours in advance, were representatives of several organizations which form part of the Coalition, mostly those who headed the event “Political and Social Commitment for Education,” signed September 7 by 10 presidential candidates in the Santo Domingo Catholic University.

Though the meeting has been spiked with rumor and intrigue by some of those excluded, some Coalition members question that groups and "personalities" which demand transparency choose to hide the fact they accepted to render accounts of the "Coalition’s plan of action" and "talk about the possibility of the Embassy’s support," as stated in the invitation signed by Jana Wooden, Education official of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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