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Monday, September 03, 2007


If you asked me what was the most significant news from Latin America last week, I would pick a little-noticed announcement by Mexico City's leftist government that it will give out millions of dollars in financial incentives to the elementary school students with the best grades. The Mexico City government announced that it will give about $300 a year in cash and savings' account deposits to about 100,000 public school students aged 4-12 whose grade averages are above nine on a scale from one to 10. Read more about this here, and let us know whether you agree with this idea.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

from: Paul Thørsen

åndêrš, maybe we can get Mexico to give monthly stipends for high achieving Mexicans living in the USA. Mexicans and all other Hispanick groups are way behind all other races in school, way behind. Of course, it's all our fault, Hispanicks will always find a way to blame the "Anglos".
March 2, 2007
In 2004, nearly one in 10 Hispanic students had dropped out of school, and one of every three between the ages of 18 and 24 had not completed high school -- worse than any other ethnic or racial group.
Dec 9, 2005
The graduation rate for Latinos in Texas is 57 percent. In California, it's 54 percent.
In Colorado, only 47 percent of Latinos graduate from high school.

12:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know why "Mr. Anonymous" is leaving this kind of comments that have nothing to do with the new that is being announce. The new is about Mexican students IN Mexico, not the U.S.!. So, your statistics may apply for the U.S. but this good new is to reward the high performance of students in Mexico. So please stop spreading your hate when it doesn't apply, keep it for yourself or do it when it really applies.

Thanks so much, and this is an incentive that other governments should follow.

2:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instead of giving them money, why don't they have enrichment classes for these kids?

4:49 PM  

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2:43 PM  

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