Friday, May 6, 2011

Points for Calderón

Whenever Elba Esther Gordillo attacks someone, I pretty much always come out liking that person better. Today's example: Felipe Calderón, about whose government Gordillo said that there were "differences." The reason for the differences, she said, was its treatment of the SME, which she called "flagrantly illegal." This is a telling example of Gordillo's role in Mexico; you'd expect an educational leader to frame her analysis of the government's performance within the context of education, but Gordillo is plainly most concerned with her power, which comes from the members of her union and its allies, and has little to do with her ostensible reason for being.

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