AMLO signs initiative to cancel “the so-called educational reform”

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico, signed Wednesday at his morning press conference from the National Palace, the reform initiative to “cancel the so-called educational reform, abrogate it, and replace the current order, the current legal framework with a new one which establishes, fundamentally, the right to education, education that is not a privilege, is a right of all Mexicans. Free public education, quality, at all school levels.

Accompanied by the Secretary of Public Education, Esteban Moctezuma, the president of Mexico insisted that education should be free, because the educational plan is that the education provided by the State at the basic level, as established 20 years ago, is not paid. with a modification to Article 3o. of the Constitution.

The reform proposes free education at all school levels and plans to allocate more and more resources “and that has not been rejected, that all young people who want to enter the upper secondary and higher levels, at universities, have the opportunity to study”.

The president considered regrettable that year after year thousands of young people have been rejected “on the pretext that they did not pass the entrance exam, when that is not true (…) is that there was no space, there were no spaces because public universities they had a sufficient budget. “

AMLO signs initiative to cancel "the so-called educational reform"

López Obrador announced that one hundred new public universities will be built and 300,000 scholarships will be awarded to upper-level students and families with limited economic resources.

He stressed that in this new educational plan an initial agreement was reached with parents of families and teachers and said that no plan can be carried out to improve the quality of education without the support of these two sectors. AMLO promised:

Never, ever, will disrespect the teachers, the national magisterium, as happened recently, who were dedicated to offend teachers, that is over. Fortunately, there are very good relations with the teachers and with the teacher union organizations “.

After signing the initiative, President López Obrador said that it will be sent to the Chamber of Deputies and endorsed the teachers of Mexico who have thus fulfilled their campaign commitment.

AMLO signs initiative to cancel "the so-called educational reform"
AMLO signs initiative to cancel “the so-called educational reform”; in the image, the head of the SEP, Esteban Moctezuma (YouTube / AMLO)

Esteban Moctezuma, secretary of Public Education, said that it was very unfair that teachers were blamed as the only ones responsible for the problems of national education. He said that more than 100,000 teachers asked for their retirement in the last three years and student enrollment was reduced in public and private schools.

The head of the SEP announced that the National Institute for the Evaluation of Education (INEE) will be canceled and said that education should serve to equal all Mexicans.

With this initiative we will undoubtedly take a step towards the fourth transformation, “said the Secretary of State.

AMLO announced that he would leave the head of the SEP to answer the reporters’ questions because he would be absent to receive a call, but he refused to say with whom. He announced that this Wednesday he will attend to matters related to the budget.

The legal adviser of the Government of Mexico, Julio Scherer, also stayed at the conference to specify what kind of reform and how many votes are required in the two Houses of Congress.

Source: milenio

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