Hundreds of Dissident Educators March in Mexico Against Teacher Evaluations
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July 5, 2015
Hundreds of teachers who object to recently imposed educational reforms staged protest marches Saturday in several Mexican cities, while the Public Education Secretariat, or SEP, is evaluating thousands more for the acceptance and promotion of teaching staff.
The biggest mobilization took place in the Mexican capital, where professors from Mexico state marched from the Angel of Independence monument to the Los Pinos presidential residence, where they demanded a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto or with some representative.
In a statement to local media, Victor Rodriguez, a member of Section 36 of the SNTE teachers union, said they reject the "punitive evaluation" and "the application of modifications to constitutional articles 3 and 73, because they violate our labor rights and the guarantee of a real quality education for everyone."
Marches were also underway in Guadalajara, capital of Jalisco state, and in the Acapulco municipality in the state of Guerrero, among others.
Read the rest at La Prensa
Related: The CNTE: 22 Years of Absolute Control (Mexico News Daily)
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