CLALS events intend to enrich understanding of Latin America and Latino communities in the U.S. Many are open to the public.
A Post-Neoliberal State: Chile's Education Reform
March 3, 2015
CANCELLED -- DUE TO UNEXPECTED TRAVEL DELAYS IN THE SPEAKER'S ITINERARY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.
The present Chilean government has undertaken the most significant education reform since the neoliberal transformation in the early 80s. Its declared goal is to transform education from a commodity into a social right. But this is said to be consistent with the continuing existence of a considerable sector of publicly funded, private schools. This presentation by Professor of Law Fernando Atria—one of the principal ideologues behind the current reform proposal—will discuss the idea of education as a social right and the conditions under which this is compatible with private education, in the context of Chile's ongoing education reform.