Matt Potter 3:30 p.m., April 23
Tijuana teachers to block San Ysidro lane in protest of national reforms
Teachers protesting education and labor reform on national level
Teachers from the Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores (SNTE or National Union of Workers) plan to block a portion of the San Ysidro international border, on Wednesday, May 15th. The group is protesting a plan by President Enrique Peña Nieto, who wants teachers nationwide to take a standardized test in order to keep their jobs. The new national education law would also put the government in charge of hiring teachers, instead of teachers unions.
The group of teachers plan to block at least one outgoing lane at 10am. On May 5th, teachers blocked a toll booth outside of Tijuana in protest.
Teachers in other states, such as Guerrero, have turned to violence in protest of the possible reforms.
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