Skip to comments.Officials blast Mexican teachers’ salaries report
Posted on 05/19/2014 1:24:56 AM PDT by blueplum
MEXICO CITY Education officials and a teachers union on Friday blasted a recent study that found that several Mexican teachers earn more than the countrys president, saying it lacks veracity and contains mistakes.
The analysis ... lacks seriousness and rigor, said Deputy Education Secretary Enrique del Val Blanco.
The report published Wednesday by the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness, a private organization that analyses public policies, found that at least 70 teachers earn more than $15,000 (193,000 pesos) monthly, President Enrique Pena Nieto monthly salary.
Del Val Blanco said the institute misunderstood the information and pointed out the teachers in Hidalgo were given the date 12/12/12 as a way of identifying those who are paying child support and not as a date of birth. He said the teacher in Oaxaca receives a monthly salary of $3,500 (45,475 pesos) and another $1,780 (23,000 pesos) in benefits, and added that because of administrative errors the professor was once paid a lump sum of $46,000 and thats not his monthly salary.
This shows the mess they have at the Education Department, said Alejandro Ocampo, an education expert and professor at the Tec de Monterrey University. The data used in the study come directly from official documents, so in theory it should be reliable.
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“I’m surprised Mexico teachers are being paid anywhere near $3,500/mo. Is there a recent study of wages in other occupations?”
Given the reason news stories about the strikes etc. from them, I’m not. They lead the Bolshevik movement there as commissars in the same way our teachers’ unions lead ours (via ownership of the Democratic Party). Here in NJ public school teachers are our upper middle class, with outrageous compensation that is chasing taxpayers (individual and corporate) out of the state. Never mind the huge salaries for 180 days of work (at 7 hours per day); the healthcare and retirement costs are staggering. Just as in California, anyone considering setting up in NJ has to factor in the huge IOU they are buying into (often for people who retired decades ago).
When Mexico’s children arrive in Texas, they scarcely know what to do with a pencil. We never see a student who isn’t grade-levels behind in every area. Contrast this with Asian students. While they are learning English, they may have some trouble with language-related subjects, but they are stellar in mathematics, because numbers are the same everywhere.