Weekly Report - 17 April 2019 (WR-19-15)

MEXICO: Education reform at a dead end

The efforts by the government led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to deliver an education reform that keeps some of the better aspects of the 2012-2013 reform but that is supported by the Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (CNTE) teachers’ union appears to have reached an impasse. Weeks of negotiations between the CNTE, government officials, and legislators from the ruling leftist Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena), have failed to produce an agreement over a reform initiative. Seemingly unable to overcome the deadlock, López Obrador has threatened to repeal the 2012-2013 reform by decree.

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