The student movement of 2011 is a series of events held nationally by college and high school students Chileans during the first half of 2011. They have come to regard as the most important in recent years, even comparing them with the mobilization of 2006.
This movement, unlike the previous ones, only college students gathered at municipal and subsidized and the 25 universities belonging to the Council of Rectors of Chilean Universities - has first call paid private school students, training centers Technique (CFT), Professional Institutes (PI) and private universities , ie the entire Chilean education system.
The first national demonstrations were called by the Confederation of Students of Chile (CONFECH), an organization that brings together the student associations of universities that make up the Council of Rectors of Chilean Universities, known as "traditional" - in mid-May 2011. The main student movement spokesmen were Camila Vallejo , president of the Student Federation of the University of Chile (date) and Giorgio Jackson , president of the Student Federation of the Catholic University of Chile (FEUC).
Gradually, but with greater force from the first half of June 2011, high school students began shooting at their schools by requiring measures that, mostly, come from the mobilization of 2006, known as the "Penguin Revolution". Representing the school students are the Coordinating Assembly of High School Students (ACES) and the Metropolitan Federation of Secondary Students (FEMESA).
The movement has been considered one of the strongest since the return to democracy and, in conjunction with other events that occurred during the second year of the government of Sebastián Piñera , have been interpreted as part of a larger social movement that demands substantial reforms to economic and political model, established during the military dictatorship that ruled Chile between 1973 and 1990 , to reduce the high income inequality in the country.