'Normalistas' protest the teaching of English and computer skills to rural mexican children

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Wed Dec 19 22:59:19 UTC 2012

Via lgpolicy...

'Normalistas' fight changes in Mexican education
David Agren, Special for USA TODAY8:11a.m. EST December 9, 2012

    The students have protested the teaching of English and computer
skills to rural children

MORELIA, Mexico — College student Eduardo Díaz considers his
participation in protests to be as much a part of his higher education
as classwork.

For weeks, Díaz and other students who are going to school to become
teachers in rural Mexico occupied the historic center of this colonial
town — along with a bevy of farm animals, a tractor and a foosball
table — to protest attempts to modernize their courses.

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