Wednesday, December 7, 2011

For the children: Spain's austerity measure lead to toilet paper limits in schools

Nations rarely make the right choices when it comes to budget cutting, and it appears that in Spain, this is no exception.  Spanish debt and massive unemployment in their recession is leading the country to impose stringent austerity measure, to include obscure cuts for children in schools.

Such as... cutting back on toilet paper.

The latest edict issued by the region’s ministry of education instructs state schools to cut “excessive consumption” of toilet roll among pupils and limit the quota to a maximum of 25 metres per child per month.
This most recent penny saving measure comes amid widespread cuts to education budgets across Spain that has led to regular protests in the streets by teachers. – UK Telegraph

It is sad, but historically accurate that children seem to always feel the brunt of tough economic time, especially when the excrement hits the fan.
And there is nothing left to wipe it off.

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