Campaign Against "Analfabestismo"

January 1946
Education Digest;Jan1946, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p53
The article reports on a campaign to eradicate illiteracy in Mexico. "Every Mexican a teacher or a student" is the slogan of the campaign. Mexico has 9,000,000 teachers. The country's president has issued a decree that all Mexicans between the ages of 18 and 60 must teach an illiterate sufficiently that he can master simple reading and writing. Citizens who do not respond voluntarily for their teaching role within a reasonable length of time will be legally required to do so. In addition to individual teachers, collective centers, where classes are conducted for groups, have been established.


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