.@ClassSizeMatters writes: “…23-year-old Camila Vallejo has attained rock-star status among the global activist class. Since June she has led regular street marches of up to 200,000 people through the streets of Chile’s capital, protesting their inequitable education system that, with it’s reliance on vouchers, charter schools, and market forces, has all but assured that only the wealthy have access to a decent education.”
Also, if you’ve read Naomi Klein’s _The Shock Doctrine_, you’ll recognize how the privatization of public education through mindless charter school growth and embrace of vouchers has all but gutted Chile’s public education system–purposely so. Thanks, Milton Friedman, for your free market fetishization! /eyeroll
Student Protests Rile Chile
A student movement led by Camila Vallejo and centered on reforming Chile’s educational system is upending the society.