There have been major protests in Chile over the government's education policies. Students say the system is unfair as the middle classes have access to some of the best schooling in Latin America, while the poor have to be content with under-funded state schools.
But Chile's finance minister Felipe Larrain tells HARDtalk's that 20% of government spending now goes on education and one million people are now in higher education.
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