President López Obrador has been widely condemned for instructing three government departments to suspend the education reforms implemented by the previous federal administration.

The president sent a memorandum yesterday to the secretariats of Finance (SHCP), Public Education (SEP) and the Interior (Segob) that directs them to ignore the legislation enacted by former president Enrique Peña Nieto while his own education plan is considered by Congress.

“While the process of dialogue doesn’t reach an agreement . . . authorities of the federal executive power will leave without effect all measures which have resulted from the application of the so-called education reform,” the memorandum said.

The president asserted that the teachers’ payroll will be managed by the finance department to prevent corruption

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