Mexican education reform battle takes to the streets

While their embattled union leader, Elba Esther Gordillo, awaits her day in court on embezzlement charges and the Mexican government moves ahead with its education reform plans, teachers recently took to the streets in Mexico City.

The protest by approximately 10,000 teachers snarled traffic leading to Benito Juarez International Airport. Also the group forced the cancellation of two soccer matches due to the fact that the police normally assigned as security for the games were reassigned to cover the demonstration.

This protest and others by the teachers have not altered the plans put in place by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto following his election last year.

By Being Latino Contributor, Jeffery Cassity Jeffery Cassity writes weekly for the Being Latino! website and has started writing regularly for the Sacramento Press website and for the El Conquistador(Milwaukee, WI) newspaper. His articles have also appeared previously in the El Conquistador newspaper(Milwaukee, Wisconsin), the Kenosha(WI) News and the Sacramento(CA) News & Review. Jeff also has written a number of unproduced(so far) feature movie and TV pilots which he hopes to turn into a late in life career in Hollywood, Mexico City, Beijing and/or Dublin. Follow him on Twitter @jcassity05. Also read his blog containing all his written articles I am Puddin’.


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