Saturday, April 16, 2011

A union leader with a jet of her own: Elba Esther Gordillo of SNTE

Elba Esther Gordillo and SNTE, the largest Mexican teachers union and one of the largest unions worldwide, is the subject of a Reuters article.  Nothing new, but the extraordinary story of Gordillo and SNTE is always worth revisiting.

"With mansions in Mexico City and California and a private jet, Gordillo presides over a system in which the union sells posts to aspiring teachers and skims off money from government funds destined for new computers and teachers' housing."

Gordillo and SNTE remain one of the largest roadblock to Mexico's development.

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