Testing times for Mexican teachers

Published on 12 Sep 2013
In Mexico teachers protesting against education reforms have clashed with police during a demonstration which brought Mexico City to a standstill. Teaching unions are opposed to performance-related tests for teachers, but their critics say the unions are corrupt and have too much control over job allocation.

Thousands of teachers are back on the streets of Mexico City a day after the president signed a controversial education reform bill into law.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed the final part the education reform bill into law on Tuesday, in a move that infuriated teaching unions who have fought the bill from the outset.

The reform, finalised on Tuesday, introduces mandatory teacher evaluations for the first time, which unions considers a violation of workers’ rights.

“In the application of the education law there won’t be a step back, rather we will make sure we move forward faster,” Pena Nieto said as he signed the law.

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Mexican teachers in the strike

Mexico Police Clash With Striking Teachers in Mexico City

Riot police swept thousands of striking teachers out of the heart of Mexico City on Friday ending their weeks-long occupation of the Zocalo plaza over education reforms.

Protesting teachers armed themselves with metal pipes and wooden clubs and blocked off the Zocalo with steel grates and plastic traffic dividers.

Police drove protesters through the streets using tear gas. Protesters threw rocks and other objects at police.

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The Mexican YoSoy132 is not dead

The youth movement #YoSoy132 shook-up the debate before Mexico’s presidential elections in July. Now that the ballots have closed, #YoSoy132 is trying to find its footing in the nation’s political scene. Students like Santino Bucio, a #YoSoy132 spokesman, still organize nationwide marches, accusing president-elect Enrique Pe

World largest protest in Mexico

World largest protest against electoral fraud in Mexico – 7. July 2012. This protests are organized by the people and not by a political parties. The PRI party is trying to minimize the protests.

“This is a message from the Global revolution to politicians,dictators and plutocrats all over the planet. Surprised by the global disobedience?”

Protests are censored by the media in Mexico. Spanish subs video here

“The people shouldn’t fear the government. The government should fear the people.”

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