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Thousands Of Striking Teachers Disrupt Mexico City

NPR | Aug. 27, 2013 2:17 a.m. | Updated: Aug. 27, 2013 8:09 a.m.

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Carrie Kahn

The teachers are protesting education changes that would institute evaluations and reduce the power of unions in hiring educators. It’s common practice for teachers to buy and sell tenured positions. The protests in Mexico City have caused traffic mayhem, and at one point blocked access to the international airport.

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