State Repression of Teachers in Oaxaca: Shape of Things to Come?

Often when a story like this comes out, if you’ve been schooled in modernization theory you might unconsciously think this kind of repression happens in “Third World” countries like Mexico and would not happen in the U.S. However the issues around the privatization of education, blaming teachers instead of lack of investment in education for poor performance is a global phenomenon. One important point, that is also global, is the use of pseudo-left administrations to carry out the repression.

Read in the World Socialist Website

Demonstrating teachers block a highway in Oaxaca on June 19. (Photo: Luis Alberto Hernandez/ AP)

About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his five books: "From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning", "Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World" (co-authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn), "Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present", "Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized", and "The Magickal Enchantment of Materialism: Why Marxists Need Neopaganism". He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia, WA.

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