Using TV And Radio, Mexican Students Will Go Back To School

By Rodrigo Cervantes
Published: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 4:45pm
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Office of the Mexican President
Andrés Manuel López Obrador in 2020.

MEXICO CITY — While the U.S. debates the safety of reopening schools amid a pandemic, the Mexican government has announced that students will start school from home. 

Mexico’s secretary of public education, Esteban Moctezuma, announced that elementary and junior high education will start on Aug. 24, but schools will stay closed

"The reality is that it’s time to be patient and careful to avoid situations like those seen in Israel, the UK or South Korea, where schools had to close almost immediately after reopening," Moctezuma said. 

The federal government signed an agreement with the four largest broadcasting companies in Mexico to offer long-distance classes to about 30 million students using radio and TV.

Critics say the government is not being clear and allows some businesses to reopen, forcing many parents to go to work, while leaving their kids in limbo.

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