translated from Spanish: Ask Senate not rush reform

CD. de Mexico.-network education rights (RED), composed of specialists in learning, launched a warrant to the Senate so that they do not support the minutes of educational reform in a hasty way, but carefully analyze its contents.

The Organization, which prompted modifications to the initiative that the federal executive sent to the Chamber of Deputies, now warns that there are still points that must be corrected.

So call the Senate – where is will give continuity to the reform process, open dialogue, to listen to proposals and consider changes.

“An express approval, with less than five days for the analysis of the minutes they have received, would not be consistent with the role, as a revising Chamber, should be performed to achieve the best possible legal framework for a comprehensive, excellence, inclusive education and” to correct inequalities in opportunities that characterize our educational system”, they noted. They pointed out that the current wording of the Bill, in the transitional sixth tenth article, opens the door to the teaching positions are allocated with political criteria and not meritocratic.

“The income and educational promotion system must help to recruit the best teachers for the benefit of students from all over the country”, it is exposed.

They called the Senators to establish clearly the scope which will have transient 16th article, because otherwise, they warned that there is “serious risk that represents the abduction of public debate on education for Mexican democracy in” Mexico by the national coordinator of education workers (CNTE) “.”

Coordinator, saw is an organization that was able to push through legislation that puts the Union privileges above the right to education by way of blackmail.

The network education rights calls on senators carefully review the content of the educational reform. | Refora

They pointed out that the senators have the opportunity to avoid that with the reform replacing the National Institute for the evaluation of education (INEE) by a lacking organ of constitutional autonomy.

In addition, to prevent the establishment of an insufficient and ambiguous definition on the mechanisms for entry, promotion and recognition of the teaching staff in the education service.

And ignore the budget impact of the proposed constitutional reform and supplementing the list of subjects that must be taught.

“Joining the constitutional text is inadequate, since the continuous evolution of knowledge must allow in the future education authorities to make necessary changes in this area, in accordance with the needs of the system educational”, they referred.

They called in the legislative debate on the secondary laws prevail the approach that prevailed in the Chamber of Deputies with the collaboration and the practices of open Parliament.

Original source in Spanish

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