Updated 07/23/2021 9:16 PM
They call them Zillenials.
The “Zeta generation” includes those born in the late nineties and early 2000s. They are - along with children aged two or three, up to five - those who suffered the most from the pandemic, lost their schooling and did not Nor do they - for the most part - have the affinity that young people had a decade ago with Kirchnerism.
are rebels but they are not militants and they do not divide the world into left and right.
There are 5,700,000 people, according to the National Registry of Voters. They are called the
"lost generation" around the world
. There are 885,392 people between 16 and 17 years old with optional vote, based on a law of Kirchnerism in 2012 and 4,790,905 in the range of 18 to 24. At the time, the Kirchnerist project of integrating
was opportunistic. : young, just as rebellious, just as militant. But the shot backfired even then:
the vast majority of the boys were disinterested and directly followed the vote of their parents.
According to a sample from Dynamis Consulting, they are the most
open to voting for an option that is neither the Front of All nor Together for Change
. According to the consulting firm Zuban Córdoba y Asociados, they are the group that expresses the most concern about education, unemployment and poverty. Although they believe that Alberto's government did more for young people than Macri's, 54% have negative expressions towards the President (anger: 32.3% disappointment 22.2%).
Cristina was the first to grasp the gulf between the leadership and the Zetas when in a
speech she named L-Gante and other rags such as Trueno and Wos
Those boys, only by age, did not participate in the presidential elections that she won, nor do they remember too much what she called "the happiest years."
The Zetas are also the guys who
look around and think they have no future.
“I made a tour last week through schools in the Province -
Gustavo Iaies, a specialist in Education,
The most impressive thing was to see how high school boys, before the teacher entered the classroom, were with their heads down looking at the desks.
“The boys have the feeling that
irrecoverable things were stolen
- Iaies continues - parties, graduate trips, prospects for the future.
They do not feel capable of deciding ”.
The case of the youngest is much worse: the year without classes and this confusing year caused them an enormous deterioration.
By the time they should be able to read and write, they have language problems and little vocabulary.
It is difficult for them to speak.
No one can learn to read and write by Zoom.
No one can learn to read and write by Zoom.
Studies of the INECO foundation in the city of Buenos Aires in the pre-school population -included children from 2 to 5 years old- concluded that:
-66% reported altered sleep pattern.
-32% reported behavior problems.
-28% reported problems with peers.
-20% reported hyperactivity.
-10% reported emotional problems.
In the case of adolescents, the report concluded that between 60 and 70% reported frequent symptoms of discouragement and anxiety, feelings of loneliness and / or low satisfaction with life.
The girls are the most affected.
We have been saying for years that with a 50% dropout in secondary school we would have a different Argentina in the future.
That Argentina has already arrived:
57% of the boys are poor
According to UNICEF, only one out of every two households has a computer for homework, 27% access only by cell phone and 3% do not have any access.
The Observatorio de Argentinos por la Educacion maintains that one in four elementary school students from popular neighborhoods dropped out of school in 2020.
It is estimated that more than a million and a half boys disengaged.
The problem will be to link them to what and how. The Government threw the bait on youth employment plans, in which the subsidy is high but what does not exist are reasons to provide employment. Nobody takes people no matter how cheap they are. People are taken when more is sold and more assistance is needed.
Brenda Austin and Mario Negri
are the only politicians who presented a global plan on the problem under the title of
"Intergenerational Educational Pact"
: it declares the educational emergency until 2030,
extends the school calendar to 200 hours
, the extended day and increases by one point investment in the area.
While we looked the other way, Argentina changed. Obviously we were looking the other way, because we did nothing to prevent it. Argentina is another, and other are its serious problems. The political class should understand that no one can change a reality that they do not know.