Masked, armed teachers revolt against Mexican president's reforms in test of his wider agenda

April 14, 2013 3:03 PM

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Masked, armed teachers revolt against Mexican president's reforms in test of his wider agenda

ATLIACA, Mexico – Easter vacation was over, but there wasn't a teacher in sight at the boarding school for indigenous children on the edge of this sunbaked southern Mexico hill town.

A 37-year-old cook who hadn't finished high school sat between two little girls on a cement stoop outside the kitchen, peering at their dog-eared notebooks as they struggled with the alphabet and basic multiplication.

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