Mexican president signs education reform
Flanked by Mexican Senate Deputy Chairman Francisco Arroyo Vieira, left, and Mexican Senate President Ernesto Cordero, right, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, center, shows off the signed document enacting education reform, at the National Palace in Mexico City, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. The law which was approved by Congress in December, calls for creation of a professional system for hiring, evaluating and promoting teachers without the "discretionary criteria" currently used in a system where teaching positions are often bought or inherited. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 12:00 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) - President Enrique Pena Nieto signed Mexico's most sweeping education reform in seven decades into law Monday, seeking to change a system in which teaching positions could be sold or inherited, and no official census of schools, teachers and students was ever carried out.
The legislation, which is widely expected to weaken Mexico's powerful teachers' union, was approved earlier by congress and the majority of state legislatures. The reform was a plank of a pact signed between Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party and the two main opposition parties
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Monday, February 25, 2013 12:00 am.