Free Textbooks are Guaranteed, says Mexican president, referring to the next school year
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stated that there are no legal obstacles to the distribution of the new free basic education textbooks intended for use in the upcoming 2023-2024 school year.
“There are no obstacles; the books will be available for the resumption of classes on the 28th of this month, which is the beginning of August. (…) There is no legal injunction that hinders the distribution of the books; there is nothing preventing it,” he affirmed.
During a morning press conference, he revealed that the contents of the textbooks encompass a social, humanistic, and scientific dimension. Additionally, he mentioned that the study plans will be unveiled before August 28.
“The timing for their distribution of books to schools and children will follow the presentation of the study plans,” he pointed out.
The president emphasized that Mexico thrives as a genuine democracy.
“The process of defining policies and engaging in debates is being peacefully accomplished… the transformation is taking place without resorting to violence,” said the President.
Addressing the media representatives, he stated that the primary objective of the Government of the Fourth Transformation is to achieve the happiness and well-being of the people.
“And we are doing it. Imagine what it means to reduce poverty, reduce inequality,” he said.
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