Education

Mexico Education

Since enacting a constitutional change defining the right to education in 2013, Mexico has been working to implement sector reforms to enhance the national school system. As the domestic economy is primarily focused on technical export manufacturing, the reforms aim to strengthen the primary and secondary education system to increase the flow of skilled candidates to university and into the workforce. Education reform continues taking the first basic steps towards advances to modernise curricula and reduce bureaucratic inefficiencies. Successes include securing the long-awaited support of the teachers’ unions for the integration of a testing system that will hold public school teachers to a higher standard. Experts agree, however, that continuity and support for the reform process must be maintained if these steps are going to be reflected as lasting gains in the system. This chapter features an interview with David Calderón Martín del Campo, President, Mexicanos Primero.

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Interviews & Viewpoints

Sketch of David Calderón Martín del Campo, President, Mexicanos Primero
David Calderón Martín del Campo, President, Mexicanos Primero: Interview