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Federal Government Suspends CNTE Talks Until Strike Ends

Governor Ávila says that the rights of teachers should not be placed above those of the students

Education Secretary Aurelio Nuño with Defense Secretary Salvador Cienfuegos Cepeda in the inauguration ceremony of sections of basic education in the Military Camop 37 C, photo: Cuartoscuro
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The Federal Government will suspend dialogue with the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) until CNTE teachers return to class, warned Education Secretary Aurelio Nuño Tuesday.

In the Military Camp 37-C in San Miguel de los Jagüeyes in Huehuetoca, Nuño and officials of the National Defense Secretariat inaugurated three sections of basic education for children of those who serve in the military. The National Defense Secretary Salvador Cienfuegos Cepeda said that efforts intend to improve the education system.

“Our system of education evolves and is improved by the education reforms,” he said. “It is a constitutional mandate and as citizens we are obligated to obey the law.”

“Under no condition will we continue conversations with the CNTE while they continue to cancel classes,” added Nuño. “Why? Because the education of children in Mexico is non-negotiable.”

SAN MIGUEL DE LOS JAGÜEYES, ESTADO DE MÉXICO, 23AGOSTO2016.- Aurelio Nuño, secretario de Educación Pública, presidió junto con Salvador Cienfuegos Cepeda, secretario de Defensa, la Ceremonia de Inauguración de las Instalaciones de Educación Básica construidas en el Campo Militar 37 C. FOTO: CUARTOSCURO.COM

Education Secretary Aurelio Nuño and Defense Secretary Salvador Cienfuegos Cepeda inaugurate sections of basic education in Military Camp 37 C. Photo: Cuartoscuro

Nuño insisted that the education reform continue and even be made more comprehensive.

“The success of the dreams of students cannot be used in these negotiations nor can they be subject to the interests of handful of individuals.” He said.

Nuño argued that because of the strikes, students were no longer afforded the same opportunities.

“It is disappointing that in some states, particularly Oaxaca and Chiapas, many of the children did not have the opportunity to return to school,” he added. 

Governor of the State of Mexico Eruviel Ávila added that the teachers on strike had rights, but that those rights should not be placed above those of thousands of school children.

“It is constitutionally their right to protest and strike; however, they cannot abuse this right and leave children without access to education,” he said. 

GUILLERMO ESPINOSA

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