Mexico's Carlos Slim funds Khan Academy in Spanish-Mexico Institute in the News

Jan 23, 2013

NPR/Marketplace Radio Cast

This comes at a time when Mexico’s government is debating how to reform the educational system. As it stands, the country does a good job of teaching literacy. But it’s not so great in terms of turning out a workforce ready to compete on the global stage.

“It’s particularly difficult when you get outside of major metropolitan areas to get an outstanding education that would take you to a top college and maybe to an international graduate program,” says Andrew Selee, who's with the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Mexico’s educational shortcomings have an impact on the U.S.


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