Mexico fires 291 teachers, hinting at tougher line on reform

291 teachers or educational staff who failed to do submit to the review process are being dismissed.
291 teachers or educational staff who failed to do submit to the review process are being dismissed.

Reuters

Mexico’s government said it would dismiss 291 teachers who failed to comply with its education reform, hinting at a more confrontational approach to thousands of dissidents who have spent months resisting the landmark measure.

Education reform was the first of the major bills passed by President Enrique Pena Nieto after he took office in December 2012 in a bid to improve teaching standards in Latin America’s second largest economy, which experts blame for holding back growth.

Pena Nieto has described the reform as the one that would have the biggest impact on the country’s future.

However, the constitutional reform, which imposes more stringent rules on teachers and subjects them to evaluations, has been beset by problems, with violent demonstrations by militant teachers repeatedly sowing chaos in the southwest.

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