Cancun, Q.R. — A second chance is being provided to more than 150 public school teachers who failed their first state evaluation exam.
José Manuel Gil Padilla, delegate of the Ministry of Public Education in Quintana Roo, says that more than 150 public school teachers who failed their first state evaluation exam will have another chance to pass it in December.
Those wishing to write the exam for a second time will be doing so with an additional 1,500 new teachers who will be writing the exam for the first time. He says the exams will be provided on December 2 for all basic education teachers as well as upper secondary teachers.
Those returning to write the exam were graded with a “not suitable” result last year he says, noting that they still have an opportunity to improve. If they fail a second time, they are prohibited from teaching and are transferred to administrative areas.
He explained that last year there was a group of teachers who refused to be evaluated, and for that, they were discharged. However, since the law did not see them as having failed the exam, they continue to try to be reinstated.
The Supreme Court of Justice rejected the rulings that they had failed, Gil Padilla said adding, “They had all the necessary opportunities and did not want to be evaluated, so it is not possible to reinstate them in the terms that they had.”