The Eighth District Court in Administrative Matters in Mexico City granted the civil organization Educación con Rumbo (ECR) a definitive suspension that prevents the Ministry of Public Education (SEP) from eliminating school grades and the faculty of teachers to evaluate students.
The constitutional lawyer Miguel Ángel Ortiz referred that the order of the Judicial Power of the Federation for the SEP to impart basic education through school grades It was based on the defense of the human right to a quality education.
The foregoing, considering that the General Law of Education issued by this administration establishes in its article 43 that education must be multigrade, for which it asserted that the elimination of school grades or replacement by learning phases is contrary to the Law itself and the Constitution.
Additionally, it pointed out that the decision of the Judiciary is a relevant precedent because it encourages civil society to continue participating in the defense of the human rights of children, since there is a system of checks and balances that works against arbitrary decisions that violate the right human to the education of children and parents to participate in the design of educational plans.
Paulina Amozurrutia, national coordinator of Education with Rumbo, called on the new administration of the Secretary of Education to set up a dialogue table with civil society for the pilot education program that is intended to be implemented in 960 public schoolsso that the weaknesses of the aforementioned program can be exposed, considering it risky to use a “trial-error” model with children without there being clarity in its implementation.
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