The appearance of the head of the Ministry of Public Education (SEP), Leticia Ramírez, before the Education Commission of the Chamber of Deputies was full of reproaches for the new free textbooks and complaints about the educational policy in the country that escalated to demand his resignation.
From her initial intervention, Leticia Ramírez faced complaints about the textbooks, as the PRI representative Cynthia López Castro took the stand with a banner with the phrase “for the good of the children she resigns”, an action that caused the annoyance of the president of the Education Commission, Flora Tania Cruz, for not allowing the head of the SEP to present her report.
“Here I am without bothering the secretary, respecting her but simply asking her to resign because of the bad textbooks that have harmed the country,” the PRI legislator responded.
Morena’s vice coordinator, Aleida Alavez, criticized the PRI’s protest and described it as an offense to the secretary and warned her that if she did not adhere to the agreements signed by her parliamentary group, the Morenistas would also protest during the PRI’s participation. .
After several minutes of discussion, López Castro left the podium and waited for his turn to speak. When the time came, the PAN member reproached the fact that the Secretary of Education’s appearance had not been made before the Plenary Session as with previous heads of the SEP in the six-year term of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
“Delfina was in the plenary session, Moctezuma was in the plenary session, other secretaries were in the plenary session, and it does seem very cowardly to me that they want to come to appear in committees when the Constitution requires them to appear,” said the PRI member.
López Castro also boasted that he burned textbooks: Indeed, we went to ask that these textbooks be eliminated, because I come here on behalf of parents to say, secretary, please have some quality textbooks made.
The secretary limited herself to defending the textbooks, which she said “complement the paradigm shift in education, since they can now work on classroom, school and community projects based on reality, the knowledge and interests of the and students, families and the community.”
He also highlighted that the new educational materials are inclusive, since there are versions in Braille and in 20 indigenous languages for the six grades of primary education and six of secondary education.
As for Guerrero, Leticia Ramírez reported that some schools have returned to their activities in Acapulco and Coyuca de Benítez, however, she acknowledged that they are still few.