SANTIAGO, Chile, Sept. 6 (UPI)
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera‘s latest jab at calming rioting students with an education reforms package provoked more street protests in Santiago and other cities.

A proposed $1.23 billion boost to education spending through business taxation was dismissed as inadequate by representatives of students who say the education system benefits a privileged minority, leaving the bulk of youths struggling with high fees, exorbitant loans and poor amenities.

Critics say Chile’s controversial education system, criticized by teachers and trade unions, doesn’t square with the country’s economic boom, built on copper prices, a surging stock market and growth in other industrial sectors.

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