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Esteban Jos Bullrich is an Argentine politician. Bullrich was born and raised in the city of Buenos Aires. After completing his bachelor degree, Bullrich began his graduate studies in the United States at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.
Bullrich began his political career in 2003 when he ran for City Council for the Recreate for Growth party (Recrear) and later became vice-president for the Buenos Aires District. In office, he has organized and led efforts to improve the Argentine education system. Since October 12, 2005 Bullrich has represented the Federal Capital of Buenos Aires, and is scheduled to continue his term until December 2009. Bullrich represents the PRO, a center-right political bloc. Bullrich and PRO are also allied with political blocs Commitment to Change and Recrear.
In 2006 Bullrich was recognized as an Eisenhower Fellow in its Multi Nation Program 2006. On January 5, 2010 he took office as Minister of Education of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. During his tenure, he reduced subsidies to private schools to increase teacher salaries in public schools and closed 221 classes in order to merge them and increase inefficiencies. During his administration launched the Sarmiento Plan, in order to give laptops to students and teachers.