I refused to believe it until I saw the video taken by the teacher herself. The girls, placed one next to the other, danced to the rhythm of reggaeton. toleton dance, in the classroom where they attend the second grade of primary education. It was April 4, the holiday of the pioneers, and they had fun there and sang songs.
I commented on the event after seeing the video, and another person replied to me, also horrified that in an elementary school near his house (in another municipality of the capital) he listened to songs of this genre throughout the holiday. Chance?
This phenomenon is known and covered by the media in different spaces. I’m told it’s hard to swim against the current. If girls and boys in their homes and in the neighborhood listen to the same music, what’s the problem if they dance and sing it at school? And this submissiveness worries me, because while both places should ideally maintain a certain synergy in the teaching of values, if it is not achieved in this way, then at least the educational institution cannot abandon its educational role.
I return to the starting point. Of course, the family is the first school of a person, where the foundations of his personality are laid and where education finds its first space for development. But each training center must provide not only the education of its students, but also their education, training and comprehensive education. Maybe toleton dance a good example for this?
So these lines may seem like a condemnation of the musical genre in question or a call for attention to what is happening in schools, when everything seems to be within the framework of a formally established one. And just to clarify that not the first.
Want to listen to reggaeton? do it. At home, visiting friends, at parties, at dance centers… Anywhere and with the lyrics you want. But if you’re going to play music for a special occasion, and your characters are less than seven or eight years old, can’t you have another suggestion?
Let’s say, a musical selection that does not necessarily call for revelry, involving bold hip movements, or perreo swings against the wall, or bold pelvic tilts … Compositions that do not lead to the memorization of aggressive lyrics, lyrics with obvious allegories of sex and words that later , being so sticky, remain ingrained in the habitual vocabulary of these babies.
The school, I believe, is not the scenario that “accompanies” these preferences, even if the same boys apply for them. Everything is in its place and, even if it is a holiday, the main guiding principle of the institution does not disappear. And you can also imagine children who have other types of education at home, and they come with this non-formalized education, and their parents go there to blame teachers and directors, and not without reason.
I’m not asking for music to be removed from schools. I ask for common sense, common sense, consistency between the goals of celebration and enlightenment, easily compatible without “toletoneos” of dubious value.
Source: Juventud Rebelde