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Mexico: The Power of Early Education

Al Jazeera – Staff Writer

“According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Mexico is the country in the organisation with the third-largest number of young people who do not study nor work. Eight out of 100 Mexican children who enrol in elementary school do not show up for classes. While barely 50 complete middle school, only 20 graduate from high school, and only two become graduate students. Mexico spends only 3.7 percent of its GDP on schools – the result is a very traditional system and falling standards. Elisa Guerra was concerned about her children’s education and came up with an alternative. She founded Colegio Valle de Filadelfia, where children as young as three or four are taught to read, as well as how to play the violin using the Suzuki method.”(more)

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