Education: Each One Teach One

The proudest village in Mexico last week was tiny Soledad Etla (pop. 1,200) in Oaxaca State. President Manuel Avila Camacho had just given it a handsome new flag. In one year every one of Soledad Etla's 470 illiterates had learned to read & write.

Soledad Etla was Mexico's first 100% literate village, but others were on the way. In Tecuexcomac, 300 villagers get up at 4 every morning to attend reading & writing classes. In El Palmito, like many of his classmates, nine-year-old Schoolboy José Rojas hurries off each day after school to teach the two Rs to a 54-year-old day laborer.


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