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Piñera signs reform bill but students insist with free and better higher education

Thursday, September 27th 2012 - 17:19 UTC
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Chilean president Sebastián Piñera promulgated on Wednesday the education review bill which besides increasing funding by a billion dollars reduces from 6% to 2% the interest rate on loans for students to finance their university fees. Read full article


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  • LightThink

    + job !

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 05:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ayayay

    Ah, the beginning of compromise. Hugs all around!!

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #2 Indeed =) And if it wasn't for the earlier pressure, even this compromise wouldn't have been put forward. But it seems the pressure is set to continue and I expect more progressive reforms to come, especially from the next government..

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 12:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    “free” education?! Are they kidding or what!

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 12:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Chilean perspective

    These kids want everything for free, they think money grows on trees. It is a manifestation of those who control the movement eg; the Communist party.
    The Piñera administration has done a tremendous job balancing the needs of the most vulnerable and the growing but indebted middle class. Top marks go to Sebastian Piñera and his sharp, ultra focused, articulate minister of education Mr. Harald Bayer. Again little Chile shows the rest of the Hispanics what effective governace is all about.

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 05:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Philippe

    You are dead right, but since when Chile is “little”?


    Sep 30th, 2012 - 10:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Chilean perspective

    6 Philippe
    Well we are only 16.5 million people. That's slightly more than Ecuador and less than Metropolitan Sao Paulo.

    Sep 30th, 2012 - 11:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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