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  • Jul 20, 2011
  • 11:47 PM

Lessons from Oaxaca

Rob Percival / The Guardian
"Our children may be bilingual or monolingual in any of the sixteen original languages that exist in Oaxaca," explains Fernando Bojórquez, founder of the National Congress of Indigenous and Intercultural Education, "but they are taught and evaluated in Spanish, sometimes via national standardized examinations, without taking into account their abilities or their linguistic and cultural rights."

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