Chilean Students Demand Free Education

chile-students-protestingChile, one of the most stable countries in South America, is in the grip of massive student protests.

The issue? Free education.

For nearly 6 months now, high school and university students have been out en masse in the streets of the capital, and other major cities across the country, demanding restructuring of the education system.

As reported by the BBC, there is a widespread “perception that Chile’s education system is grossly unfair – that it gives rich students access to some of the best schooling in Latin America while dumping poor pupils in shabby, under-funded state schools.”

But is education the only reason for these protests?

The BBC’s Gideon Long investigates the roots of Chile’s discontent.


World News Wednesday

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