Student pours cold water on school reform


A student poured cold water on Chile’s unpopular education reform on Monday — literally.
The 14-year-old schoolgirl threw a pitcher of cold water in Education Minister Monica Jimenez’s face at an event to discuss reform of a sector that students and teachers complain is underfunded and neglects the poor.
“They could have thrown a pitcher, a glass pitcher and I could be in hospital now,” Jimenez told reporters. “I particularly blame the teachers union. … If they are inciting acts of violence, they should answer for what happened today.”