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The executive director of Acción Empresarial por la Educación (Educa), Darwin Caraballo says the 2022 National Budget allocates the highest budget in history to the Ministry of Education at a time when the big spending results continue poor and are declining.

In a statement, Caraballo said that teachers’ salaries have doubled yet public school teachers have unilaterally decided not to show up for in-person learning in classrooms. The public school teacher’s union president has called for teachers to stay out of schools until at least 31 January 2022. Eduardo Hidalgo, president of the ADP, says around 10,000 are ill with Covid-19 or influenza.

Previously, current Education Minister Roberto Furcal had kept students out of schools arguing that the positivity was high. It was not until Vice President Raquel Peña, who is coordinator of the Health Cabinet, authorized...

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