Mar: Espacio igualdad

Timeline:

2018 – The founding of Mar by an indigenous tribe

2020 – Colonial powers try tear down the government and destroy lands, however, they are fought off by the tribe who claim their “rights to homeland, freedom, and equality” in the name of their God, the sun.

2025 – They have recovered from the damage done by intruders and strengthened their defense system and passed a law allowing immigrants to receive the same treatment as members of the tribe

2090 – The community is politically stable (members of government still mostly tribal members) and not economically reliant on any state but their own.

3000 – The city flourishes with multiple generations of indigenous and immigrant families living in peace with one another because of their equal opportunity for involvement in governing and teaching.

 

Socio-Economics: Located on the hills of Mar Chile, my utopia looks out over the Pacific. Almost every home has this view and access to the beach. The landscape itself promotes equality by being able to afford almost everyone a view of the beach. This is the goal of my utopia; to ensure everyone access to proper and comprehensive education, an income that can provide for the members of the household, and access to the services that the city provides to ALL citizens.

The citizens must be educated for no cost to themselves or their family. Starting in kindergarten, continuing through high-school and college, education is free. The schools can group the children by the district without worrying about creating schools only for the poor or rich because everyone is almost economically equal in this society. Without the 1% dominating private education and its resources, everyone pays taxes that partly go into education; creating a safe, productive, and fun place to learn. The schools have no uniforms, which usually created a sense of equality that prevents students from being made fun of for having ripped or dirty clothes, that signify their family is low income. I appreciate the use of uniforms in schools, especially for elementary and middle school. However, I’d like to preserve equality in other ways and allow the schools to permit students to wear almost whatever they please so that the students may find, create, and share/express their individuality with clothes. Every school, until 11th grade, teaches the same subjects that are intended to be universally applicable and a good foundation for what the child chooses to study in the future. In 11th grade, the student has the opportunity to create a focal point for the rest of their time in high-school. Though, they may change paths once they get to college. The colleges in my utopia would all be prestigious institutions respected for their commitment to showing the youth how to be equal and maintain equality in a society. Creating and preserving equality will be the main goal of every adult in Mar, so the education system must promote ways to ensure the equal treatment of all its students/the citizens of the city.

A family’s income is always sufficient to sustain the individuals of the household. Raises are given to workers when they or their significant other has a child. Those who work jobs like construction or dishwashers at a restaurant will be paid for the hours they work. I cannot guarantee that no one will have to work jobs like that. The education system allows students to follow a path that if fully engaged in, will open up opportunities to work intellectually versus physically. Although jobs go quickly like in any other changing economy, those who are educated can find a job that allows them to use their intellect (teaching or governing). Others who cannot find these jobs often choose to outside the city for work/adventure. Not everyone has to stay in this utopia and contribute to it in order to receive a free education. Immigrants have the same right to education as anyone who lives in Mar.

 

 

 

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