Mexico: #EstamosHartosCNTE Fed up with the teachers’ union
It happened again yesterday: As if there wasn’t enough gridlock in Mexico City already, the Striking teachers shut down Mexico City roads Thousands of striking teachers seized two of Mexico City’s central thoroughfares on a double-pronged march to the president’s residence Wednesday, spawning choking knots of traffic chaos after definitively losing their battle to block new educational reforms less than 24 hours earlier. The teachers disrupted the center of one of the world’s largest cities for at least the 14th time in two months, decrying a plan that tries to break union control of Mexico’s dysfunctional education system by requiring regular standardized teacher evaluations. Enough people were angry at the teachers union (CNTE, pronounced CENT-eh) to make #EstamosHartosCNTE trend on Twitter. . . .