Public Education Secretary Aurelio Nuño Mayer promised that the budget cuts proposed for 2017 will not affect the education reform Friday, after refusing to make an agreement with the National Education Workers Coordinator (CNTE) to end the education conflict.
In an interview after a meeting with a chamber of commerce, Nuño Mayer said that the central programs of the education reform will not be affected by budget cuts.
“We are going to work to be able to maintain the priorities of the education reform,” he said. “We are going to focus on being able to work and make the reductions that are necessary, in bureaucratic costs, and we are going to focus on the education reform.”
Nuño Mayer also said that the CNTE’s decision to lift their strike was a decision of the union, and was not part of an agreement between the CNTE and the government.
“I categorically deny that the federal government has made an agreement with the CNTE in Chiapas or any other part of the country to not apply the education reform,” he said. “That is an absolute lie.”
Nuño Mayer recognized the support of the business sector in his project to transform education in Mexico.