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Students take to the streets of Santiago to demand education reform

Friday, April 12th 2013 - 06:15 UTC
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Chile’s student movement on Thursday offered another demonstration of its clout, bringing tens of thousands onto the streets of the capital Santiago to demand the overhaul of an educational model that dates from the Pinochet dictatorship. Read full article

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  • Usurping Pirate

    Chilean students demand educational reforms .IE they wan to be educated , qualify and better their lives .
    People across the Andes should do the same .

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 10:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    “Free! Free! We want it all Free!”

    “But who's going to pay for your education?”

    “Don't be silly, it's FREE!”

    Sorry, but until the 'student' engage in the supply side of the argument as well as the demand side, I will continue to consider their arguments as those of young children.

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 11:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

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    Listen Geoff...

    You hear that?

    That's the sound of the Chilean students not caring about what you think... ;)

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 11:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

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    Geoff,
    You are quite right. Of course it would be too much to expect idealistic students anywhere in the world to understand such practicalities.

    Elements of the left are being irresponsible in fomenting the students' demands and might well end up hoisted on their own petard should they win the next election.

    Bachelet's Concertación were in power for 20 years and they never reformed education. Bachelet sustained a whole year of student protests and riots without ceding a millimeter to them, yet as a presidential candidate she is now promising to meet all their demands including “free education”. I have every confidence she will water this down and then have to fight to manage the deception of the students.

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 12:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Math

    @Geoff Yeah, commies never learn, do they?

    In Latam, education is not a value, it is just one more political tool for the left. They'll all say to spend, spend and spend... but what about the very method? It lacks meritocracy and you can't even fire a teacher in most of our countries.

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 04:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mastershakejb

    I hope Chile can find its way through this mess soon, it doesn't deserve these nonsense protests that slander it's image. These youth need to have more respect for the image of their country and think more about the financial damage they're doing, as well as the damage to the image of the nation in the eyes of foreigners. Its too good a nation that's worked too hard to held hostage to some punks who want free, free, free.

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 06:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    We need more people like this lady, Monica Araya:

    http://www.cnnchile.com/noticia/2013/04/11/monica-araya-bachelet-podria-haber-sido-la-primera-protagonista-en-esta-marcha

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 09:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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