Mexico Congress approves contested education reform

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Mexico's President Pena Nieto smiles after his annual state of the union address in Mexico CityMEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico's Congress gave final approval on Wednesday to a government bill to overhaul an education system that badly lags global peers, despite teacher protests seeking to derail it. The Senate gave the nod to the final so-called secondary law of an education bill that regulates the tests that President Enrique Pena Nieto says teachers should take periodically to ensure they are up to standard. New teachers could lose their teaching jobs if they fail. The Lower House approved the bill on Sunday. … USA, LLC