Nov 10, 2011

Mexico Politics: The Mexican Education War

A look at the complex issues and needs of public education in Mexico

The Nation: "The average Mexican attends school for only eight and a half years. That's the equivalent of dropping out in middle school—before reading Shakespeare (or Cervantes), learning trigonometry or writing a sophisticated research paper.

Mexico, the next-door neighbor of the richest society in the world, ranks dead last among the forty-one countries that participate in the OECD’s Program for International Student Assessment. About 40 percent of Mexican 15- to 19-year-olds are completely disconnected from civil society and the legitimate economy; they have dropped out of school and are unemployed." read more

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