Monday, March 08 2010 @ 09:06 AM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: Today is "back to school day" for the entire Republic of Panama. Hundreds of thousands of students and their parents headed off to a new school year this morning, and traffic was all hosed up in many parts of the city, as it is every year on this day. Within a week or two people will settle down to their new routines. Bus drivers for private schools will know where the kids live. Parents will have their kids into a routine. And, traffic patterns will return to somewhat normal. The next phase of this cluster will happen this afternoon at about 2:00 pm when all of these kids get out of their first day of classes.