High spending on education in Mexico has failed to produce great results - or keep children in school (photo: dpa)

Geopolitics: Mexico education - can there be reform?

If Mexico's education system were given an end of term report card it would read: 'Could do better', says GIS expert Dr Pauline Dixon in this briefing. But what will the country's incoming president do to raise standards and how will the new government confront one of its biggest challenges - Latin America's largest teaching union?

AS a father of three, Mexico’s charismatic presidential contender Pena Nieto has good reason for putting education high on his list of priorities. The 45-year-old is riding high in the opinion polls to lead his party, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) to success in July 2012.

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The teaching union, SNTE, has successfully negotiated increasing teacher salaries which now account for some 93 per cent of Mexico's education budget
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