Paloma Noyola Martínez


But Mexico ranks last in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Program for International Student Assessment, and ACE claims to address that shortcoming. One of the reforms of the ACE program is to hire and reward teachers through assessments and accomplishments. For decades, teaching positions in Mexico’s public education sector were purchased or inherited through family. The practice of buying teaching positions started with the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) decades ago and became entrenched as the power of the National Education Workers Union grew.

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