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Inside Mexico: Education

Mexico

Issue 10, August 2009


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Inside Mexico: Education Print

primary school kidsQuality education is critical to a country’s future prosperity.  Mexico has achieved near universal primary and secondary school enrollment – 91% of the population is considered literate.  However, this statistic fails to reflect the quality of education in Mexico: the class gap (or urban/rural gap) in student achievement is high; the educational culture discourages evaluation of students as well as educators; and there is very limited accountability.  When compared to their competitors in India and China, Mexican students fall significantly short, particularly in science, math, and technology.  


In this section…

Primary and Secondary Education
Repercussions:  Higher Education
Case Study of UNAM