The dismissal of 3,360 teachers in the country is irrevocable and the Public Education Secretariat (SEP) has no obligation to pay them severance, given that the evaluation is an obligation stated in the law and the dismissed teaches did not report despite having two opportunities, stated Public Education Secretary Aurelio Nuño.
“They all have the right to follow al legal route in this case, but for the moment the law is being applied and they are out of the service, without any responsibility from authorities, as the law states”.
After hearing the results of the evaluation, the National Education Workers Union (SNTE) informed that it would request the SEP and local governments to know the circumstances for which they did not report, as well as reviewing technical or logistical failures that could have affected or impeded reporting for the evaluation, in order to offer teachers with valid motives another evaluation process.
The official responded that the law was clear and that these teachers were separated from their posts.
Elsewhere, Chamber of Deputies President Jesús Zambrano lamented the dismissal of the teachers, but warned that the the education reform had to run its course and be applied without exceptions.
This opinion was echoed by the President pf the Political Coordination Board, Institutional Revolutionary Party member César Camacho Quiroz, who backed the decision to dismiss the teachers that did not report for the evaluation, stating that a government loses authority when its makes announcements it does not carry out.
TEACHERS PROTEST IN OAXACA
Dissident teachers, part of the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE), blocked local and federal routes in eight regions in Oaxaca, seeking to obtain negotiations with the government to solve their pending demands.
The teachers, members of section 22 of the CNTE, followed orders from their leadership to suspend work activities to focus on carrying out actions.
Authorities in charge of security stated that their was scarce participation by teachers, but that the activities carried out were resounding. Federal police and military in the region closed access to Oaxaca International Airport.