Mexican Senate passes major education reform, handing victory to president as teachers protest

  • by: MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 4, 2013 - 7:10 PM

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's Senate overwhelmingly passed a sweeping reform of the notoriously dysfunctional public school system early Wednesday, handing President Enrique Pena Nieto an important victory in his push to remake some of his country's worst-run institutions.

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