Chilean Education: ‘No More Market Mechanisms, No More SIMCE’

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Stop SIMCE [es] or (“Alto al SIMCE” in Spanish) is a campaign organized by a group of academics, teachers and students who want to put an end to the Education Quality Measurement System (SIMCE for its initials in Spanish), a standardized testing system used to evaluate Chilean students.

The group explains that the SIMCE ranks schools “in order to guide parents’ decisions about which schools are good or bad.” Furthermore, they argue that the system “has played a key role in preserving a market education system that governs Chilean education since the civic-military dictatorship (1973-1990).”

In the following video [es], scholar and researcher Cristián Bellei explains the role of the SIMCE in the “educational market”:

On Prezi you can find a presentation with “10 reasons to oppose the SIMCE” [es].

You can follow the campaign on Facebook [es], and also on Twitter under the hashtag #AltoAlSIMCE [es].

Join the campaign Alto al SIMCE. We want a more collaborative and less competitive education.

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