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Chile's Bachelet says she'll fulfill education

Chile's President Michelle Bachelet waves as she arrives for the inauguration ceremony of Argentina's new President Mauricio Macri at the government house, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. Macri, the former mayor of Buenos Aires who hails from one of Argentina's richest families, took the oath of office in Congress in front of legislators, several Latin American heads of state and other dignitaries. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Chile's President Michelle Bachelet waves as she arrives for the inauguration ceremony of Argentina's new President Mauricio Macri at the government house, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. Macri, the former mayor of Buenos Aires who hails from one of Argentina's richest families, took the oath of office in Congress in front of legislators, several Latin American heads of state and other dignitaries. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)  (The Associated Press)

Chile's Constitutional Court has blocked a key part of President Michelle Bachelet's plan to provide free university education to half of the country's poorest students.

The court says portions of the plan discriminate against students by forcing them to attend specific institutions in order to get the subsidy.

But Bachelet says Thursday's ruling won't keep her from the measure, which would aid about 200,000 families. Education reform is a key pillar of her government's plans.

The $765 million dollar plan was included in the government's budget for 2016.