Students Protest in Mexico Against New Education Reforms

“It’s not even October 2 yet and the university students are already in the streets,” said a construction worker as he watched thousands of demonstrators from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) stream into the major thoroughfares of Mexico’s capital city on Thursday.

Up to 8,000 students from all major IPN campuses were out to reject policies that eliminate scientific subjects and allow private business and industry to use school facilities for their own aims.

As well as increased powers to the university authorities, the students oppose the imposition of obligatory fees for activities that have always been . . .

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