Markets in everything?: Mexico edition

Tens of thousands of teachers are blocking highways and seizing
government buildings across Mexico to protest a federal education
reform ending their longtime practice of selling their jobs or giving
them to their children.

…At the heart of the conflict is the "Alliance for Quality Education," a
national plan to professionalize teachers and hold them accountable for
their students’ performances. The plan was ratified in May by Mexican
President Felipe Calderon and Elba Esther Gordillo, the leader of the
country’s 1.6 million-member National Education Workers Union, and sent
to Mexico’s 31 state governments and Federal District for approval.

To buy a good teaching job costs at least $6,000.  Here is the article.  This issue is very important for the future of Mexico.  I thank John Thacker for the pointer.


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