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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:12 PM

Mexico’s New President Launches Massive Educational Reform for Country

http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/latino-daily-news/details/mexicos-new-president-launches-massive-educational-reform-for-country/20377/



President Enrique Peña Nieto has proposed a bill to reform Mexico’s educational system, following through on one of the pledges he made in his Dec. 1 inaugural address.

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The reform plan, which requires changes to the constitution, calls for measures to objectively evaluate teachers’ performance and the creation of a professional teaching force without interference from unions or other groups.

The measures, according to education experts, are designed to take control of the hiring of teachers away from the powerful SNTE teachers union.

Teaching positions, in many cases, become lifetime or hereditary jobs.




I wonder what the name of Pearson's subsidiary in Mexico is?

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Starry Messenger Dec 2012 OP
Smarmie Doofus Dec 2012 #1
duffyduff Dec 2012 #2
Starry Messenger Dec 2012 #3
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #5
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #4
Starry Messenger Dec 2012 #6

Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:51 PM

1. Lois Weiner has written extensively of ed "reform" in Latin America.

The oligarchs are cleaning up down there too.

http://books.google.com/books?id=KPfY-CjN_DkC

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:40 AM

2. It's an international movement

People had better be fighting this tooth and nail.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:47 PM

3. I have that book. I need to find it and reread it.

I wonder if there is any international partnership among teachers unions? It seems like the only way we're going to push back against transnational privatization is to share resources and compare notes.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:14 PM

5. you'd think the unions would be working on that, if ordinary people like yourself can recognize it.

 

funny how they're mostly not.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:13 PM

4. you mean you think the mexican leadership is hand in glove with the americans and the british?

 

oh, perish the thought.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:13 AM

6. I know right?

I do feel especially bad for Mexico though. They had workers rights enshrined in their constitution. The new government shredded that and went right on to education reform.

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