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Mexico´s Pena Nieto enacts
major education reform

BBC News, by Staff

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Posted By:PageTurner, 2/26/2013 10:26:56 PM

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has enacted a major reform of the education system that includes new standards for hiring teachers. Under the changes, a census is to establish the exact number of schools, teachers and pupils in the country. The reforms appear set to weaken the powerful teachers´ union, led by Elba Esther Gordillo, which has largely controlled access to the profession. The union has argued that reforms could lead to massive lay-offs. Critics also say the changes could signal the start of the privatisation of education in Mexico.

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I just can´t bring myself to hate Pena Nieto. Everyone in Mexico tells me he´s stupid but he keeps doing the right things. Like this. And as the unions screamed bloody murder, he went and arrested the top union thug for the teachers union. What´s not to like?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/27/2013 6:29:21 AM     (No. 9198378)

Teacher unions & massive layoffs are always magic words for taxpayers to pony up. Nieto is doing the right thing, accident or not.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 2/27/2013 8:27:02 AM     (No. 9198556)

Am I the only one amused that his name means grandson? Gotta love the grandkids.
He´s supposedly stupid, but doing the right things. We, on the other hand, have the most brilliant man in the universe...

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