One of many past Demonstrations by Teachers and Communities in Oaxaca Protests are taking place in Mexico over reform to education which will open the door to privatisation The reform would also give the government control over teachers, whose pay and tenure would be based on government evaluations. The leader of the Oaxaca teachers, an area which has been at the centre of mass protests against neo-liberal education reform said: "We consider the educational reform, and especially any changes to Article 3 (which established free, public, lay education) of the Constitution, to be an attack on the Mexican people." The situation is complicated in Mexico by the corruption in the bureaucracy of the teachers' union SNTE - Oaxaca teachers as well as teachers in many other states have been engaged in a long struggle against this corruption - sometimes at the cost of their lives. To read a more in depth analysis of the current reform and the struggle against it, go here.