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Dissident Teachers Warn Struggle Against Education Reform Will Continue

Laura Poy Solano - La Jornada
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January 20, 2014

Leaders of the National Coordinating Committee of Education Workers (CNTE) noted that at the start of their national protests against the education reform "we sent a very clear message to the federal government: the fight and the national encampment [in Mexico City] will continue; we will continue the protests in the streets, but also in classrooms across the country."

At the conclusion of a march that started from the Angel of Independence [in Mexico City] to the Secretariat of Government Relations (SG), attended by about 1,500 teachers, according to government figures, the dissident teachers solicited from officials of the federal agency the resumption of dialogue and announced they will not go to the consultative forums on the educational model to be convened by the Secretariat of Public Education (SEP), "not for lack of proposals, but because we will not legitimize a process that was stillborn."

They noted that the teachers of the CNTE are in a reorganization stage, but "without sacrificing our right to free expression, which is not subject to the approval of a person."

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