Teachers Riot – Update

June 2nd, 2008

The public school teachers who ran amok last year after their human rights were “violated” by the “evil fascist” government who demanded they have a basic education before they can teach Peru’s young children – have undergone their first examination.

The exam, designed by a leading business school, tests basic reading, writing and arithmetic. Only 151 teachers out of over 180,000 passed and despite many attempts to cheat. They needed about 75% correct answers to pass, but many found this too difficult.

Teachers who scored over 50% but did not pass will be given a second opportunity to teach in Peru’s education system, rated recently to be one of the worst in the world. With teacher’s pay at just over minimum wage, Peru is finding out that you get what you pay for.

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