Education in Mexico

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Education in Mexico was already deficient, and now it is really devastated by the pandemic, as bubble groups and clandestine schools coupled with school dropouts have really hurt the level of education in the country.

 

Going to classes has become luxury

The closure of schools has led to conflicts within families, as parents often do not have time to attend to the education of children during the day, particularly when they are in preschool and primary school, requiring supervision in almost all activities.

 

Those with more resources have two options: hire private teachers to travel home, or attend clandestine schools that have been located in holiday areas, and in which one or two teachers direct the tasks and activities, having computers and internet service at hand, in addition to all the books or materials necessary for education.

 

Meanwhile, there are people, unfortunately, the majority of inhabitants of Mexico, who do not have a computer or internet service to conduct virtual classes.

 

Now, bubble groups, or spaces founded by teachers who became unemployed and care for a collage of children of all ages, which began as a luxury, have become one of the resources that parents have most at hand. Of course, those who can afford them, because the children who were in public schools and colleges have had to resign themselves to losing the year and hope that in 2022 normalcy returns.

 

The backwardness of the education system.

While other countries have made efforts to provide their students with tablets and internet access, or at least to ask the providers of the same plan for cheaper specials for students, it seems easier to retire in Baja California or perform a treatment of braces in Tijuana than to acquire one of this equipment to educate themselves.

 

Many children are faced with the dilemma between alternating attendance at school or helping families financially with their work, and, of course, they will prefer the latter, since it is a question of supplying vital needs, while study becomes a deferrable dream.

 

Little by little and even returning to the long-awaited “normality” the government must take action in the matter to integrate the country into the quality and compulsory study, so that children can return to school with all the conditions guaranteed to do so with the total integrality of their health and with the appropriate quality.

 

Countries such as Chile, Argentina, and even Colombia have made great progress in this regard, and yet they do not manage to cover the entire population of school-age children with all the guarantees.

 

Before the pandemic in Mexico, the average schooling was equivalent to the complete secondary school, but in 2021 however, it has been reduced to the first year of secondary school, so the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness IMCO considers that there has been a delay of up to 8 years in what could have progressed in school if the pandemic had not existed.

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