Featured Photo: Mexico: Teacher’s Union


Mexico, Americas

Rocío, 32, a teacher from Guerrero state in southwestern Mexico who asked that just her first name be used, has since May 30 lived in an encampment made up of teachers in Mexico City. Like many others in the camp, she uses a public bench to wash her clothes. The encampment, made up of members of Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación, a teacher’s union, formed in May to protest a 2013 reform to the education system which includes a requirement that teachers undergo performance evaluations. Rocío and other teachers say the reform puts their job security at risk.

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Featured Photo: Mexico: Teacher’s Union