Colombian teachers oppose education reform

June 24, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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BOGOTA, June 24 (UPI) -- Colombian professors met with the education minister to discuss ways to amend the Colombian president's proposed education reform plans, officials said.

Directors of the Colombian Association of Universities presented 10 possible changes to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos' education reform proposals, El Tiempo reported Friday.

The proposals seek alternate resources to fund universities, including funding from the private sector.

Education Minister Maria Fernanda Campo said reform would guarantee young people access to better education

The association claims the autonomy of public universities will be jeopardized if universities receive funding from the private sector.

Campo said she will analyze the professors' proposals.

Congress is scheduled to vote on an initial draft of reforms July 20.

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