The history of education in Nicaragua

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Students protest budget cut while Aleman opens ‘national dialogue’
By Toby Mailman, Weekly News Update, 1 July 1997. Violent confrontations between university students and police, as students protest the National Assembly's vote upholding a presidential veto of the university budget. The government accused the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) of being behind the protests.
Minister Admits to Growing School Drop-out Rate
Nicaragua Network Hotline, 14 October 2002. The Bolaqos government education minister reported low school attendance figures in general and admitted to what he called a savage fall in school attendance in rural areas. Hardly surprisingly, given the generally catastrophic effects of the coffee crisis.
Action Alert: IMF Conditions Keep 37% Out of School
Nicaragua Network Hotline, 27 January 2003. While schools are a guaranteed right and free, in practice most schools depended on parents' voluntary contributions to pay for upkeep, administrative costs, books, and all the other necessary educational adjuncts, without which teaching is virtually impossible.