Mexican religious loons don't want public education for their kids because that would cause them to encounter, you know, ideas. Can't have that.
According to traditionalists, the government-mandated uniforms, school books and lesson plans, not to mention the computers and televisions now used in many Mexican classrooms, would violate the Virgin Mary's orders, on her own sacred ground.Same song, different key and country. Religion poisons minds.
The faith of the people here is built on messages purportedly passed from the Virgin Mary to a defrocked Catholic priest, an illiterate old woman and a clairvoyant.