Mexican teachers in San Diego: Mar 4, 2017
Since February 2013, the national coordinator of education workers (CNTE) has maintained an intense struggle in Mexico against what the government has called "Education reform." The central objectives of these “reforms” are the privatization of public education and the dismantling of the national education system. In addition, the “reforms” are designed to weaken the union.
The resistance led by the CNTE and supported by much of the population has resulted in the delegitimization and in cancellation of some of these attacks.
However, repression by the government of Enrique Peña Nieto has also resulted in several deaths, dozens imprisoned, and untold numbers of teachers and their supporters beaten by pólice as part of a widespread campaign of repression.
This government is determined to carry out its campaign of privatization at all costs to comply with the free-market capitalist dictates of the OECD, IMF, and World Bank – and against the will of its own people.
Since the repression has begun, over 3360 teachers have been fired by the government, targeted for their participation in the mass protests and and other forms of opposition to the campaign of privatization.
Join us to hear from the teachers and leaders of the CNTE, who are coming to San Diego to share their story and build solidarity against the cross-border assault on public education and teachers’ unions.