Facing a neoliberal globalization project that seeks to make education a “culture of servitude,” the ex rector of the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM), Pablo González Casanova, exhorted the teachers to construct a real education reform that will contemplate an emancipatory and critical formation, which he defines with clarity two leading principles: the values of morality and truth, understood as the construction of the defense of the collective above individual wellbeing, of solidarity and cooperation, but also of the permanent critique of what occurs and of that which generates it.
In the first Forum towards the construction of the democratic education project, convoked by the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE), González Casanova iterated his solidarity with the teachers’ struggle and pointed out that the failure of the education reform education reform and its lack of viability in different states is the result of an historic process that “happens between confrontations and negotiations.”
Because of that, the academic said, “we must think more profoundly to yield that global and stormy struggle for an emancipatory education, knowing that ours is against the neoliberal globalization that the business, military, political and media corporations push.”
They ask to suspend the evaluation
For its part, the group of academics that advises the dissident teachers showed itself to be in favor of the “immediate suspension” of the whole evaluation system as the teachers’ obligation, as well as of its labor and legal consequences, after considering that they must “eliminate the punitive, hierarchic and contrary character of the labor laws” with which it is applied.