Mexico’s children head back to school as scandal brews over dozens of errors in textbooks

education - pile of booksFox News, 8/19/2013

Mexican children troop back into their classrooms Monday, and they’re going to have a quick lesson: Not just school kids make mistakes. Their brand new textbooks have the kinds of errors that they are supposed to be learning not to make — words written with a “c” instead of an “s,” too many commas, not enough accents and at least one city located in the wrong state.

The foul-up is shaping up as a national embarrassment in the midst of a planned government overhaul of Mexico’s much criticized school system. Teachers are getting a sheet to try to manually correct at least 117 mistakes that the Education Department has acknowledged it found only after 235 million elementary textbooks were being printed.

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