Mexican Police Raid 3 Campuses to Shut Down Student Protests

Police raided three teachers’ colleges in western Mexico on Monday after dozens of students had taken over campuses to protest changes in the curriculum, reports the Associated Press. The takeovers started over a week ago to protest the colleges’ plans to require English and computer-science courses. Some students argue that the institutions are meant to prepare teachers for rural areas where the teaching of basic skills should be the priority. Mexico has a long history of campus takeovers by students, and they are often fraught with political overtones.

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