投资教育就是投资希望”（Pope Francisco，2015）。这些话很有意义，对今天的社会因为教育我们可以改变未来，创造一个更好的未来的希望。每一个国家都有投资教育的方式，厄瓜多尔政府投资于一种新型学校，称为千年学校。147创建千年学校的想法产生于2005，厄瓜多尔和其他其他国家签署了《千年宣言》。Rafael Correa政府在2008年开创了第一个千年学校。这种新型的学校，它被认为是提高在厄瓜多尔教育的创造性和这为厄瓜多尔创造一个更美好的未来。它的目标是改变国家使用的传统教育形式。这些千年学校受到批评，被称为白象，因为他们没有达到预期的目标，比普通学校花费更多的钱。许多人还认为，在只建几所学校和绝大多数学校都是一样的基础设施很差的情况下投资大量资金是不公平的。千年的学校为普通学校相同，不会导致改变或有以下原因：首先，提高教育千年学校有一个现代的结构，但使用相同的教育系统作为传统学校；其次，他们是白色的大象；最后，他们可能会结束与一个新的政治制度。
investing in education means investing in hope” (Pope Francisco, 2015). These words make a lot of sense for today’s society because with education we can change the future and create hope for a better future. Each country has its way of investing in education in the case of the government of Ecuador was invested in a new type of schools called millennium schools. This idea of creating schools of the millennium emerged in 2005 that Ecuador along with 147 other countries subscribed to the declaration of the millennium. The government of Rafael Correa inaugurated the first school of the millennium in the year 2008. With this new type of schools it was thought to improve the creativity in Ecuadorian education and this to create a better future for Ecuador. Its objective was to change the traditional form of education that the country used. These millennium schools are very much criticized and are called white elephant, because they do not fulfill what is expected and cost much more money than a common school. Many people also think that it is unfair to invest a lot of money in building only a few schools and the vast majority of schools remain the same, with very poor infrastructure. Millennial schools are the same as ordinary schools and do not lead to change or improvement of education for the following reasons: firstly, millennium schools have a modern structure, but use same education system as traditional schools; secondly they are white elephant; and finally, they may be end with a new political regime.