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Democratization, education reform, and the Mexican Teachers’ Union

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

HECOCK, R.D.
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Etats-Unis


Description :
This study examines the effect of democratization on a key education reform across the Mexican states of Guanajuato, Puebla and Michoacán. First, it shows that the dominant teachers’ union has used its leverage to exact greater control over the country’s resource-rich merit pay program for teachers. Second, that it has exploited this control to increase salaries and decrease standards for advancement up the remuneration ladder. The evidence suggests that increased electoral competition has led to the empowerment of entrenched interests rather than voters, with an overall negative effect on education.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Latin American research review, issn : 0023-8791, 2014, vol. 49, n°. 1, p. 62-82, nombre de pages : 21, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

Date :
2014

Editeur :
Pays édition : Etats-Unis, Pittsburgh, PA, Latin American Studies Association

Langue :
Anglais
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