The reforms would institute nationwide standardized testing, similar to programs that have been controversial in the United States. They would also threaten the “normal” school system, a traditional system of teacher-training colleges whose graduates often promote a social and economic justice agenda.
March against ‘inadequate’ education reform ends with violent confrontations with riot police.
Riot police in Santiago on Wednesday used tear gas and water cannons against student protesters during a march in which tens of thousands rallied against what they declare are inadequate education reform proposals. The unrest in the Chilean capital marked the latest in a string of protests over the last several years championing free public