Sunday, September 5, 2010

A New Installment of a Twenty-Year-Old Feud

That would be Elba Esther Gordillo versus whoever happens to be serving as Secretary of Education. In this most recent edition, she accused Alonso Lujambio of being more worried about the 2012 elections than carrying out the educational reform that Mexico truly needs. This is an example of what I believe psychologists would call a projection; Gordillo has proved a consistent foe of a thorough, enduring, and genuine educational reform, but no one has been better at reading the tea leaves and preparing for political changeovers. Which is why Mexico's public educational system is a mess, yet Gordillo remains where she is.

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