Chili went over the public education cliff the United States is headed for and now, decades later, is climbing the cliff with goals to reverse the damage.
The following post was written by Mario Waissbluth, President of Educación 2020 Foundation, a Chilean citizen’s movement founded in 2008. Its latest reform proposals (in Spanish) are called “La Reforma Educativa que Chile Necesita”, and were published in April 2013. A book on this subject (in Spanish) is also available. These proposals were mostly adopted by and included in the educational program of the recently elected government of Michelle Bachelet, and are starting to be implemented now.
Valentina Quiroga (32) was one of the student founders of this organization and is now Undersecretary of Education.
Although Educación 2020 remains as a fully independent movement, the positions stated thereon are in many ways similar to those of the current government.
Chile: Dismantling the most pro-market education system in the world
In August 2013 I wrote in this blog a three piece series, called “Chile: The most pro-market system…
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