Hybrid school return – El Diario de Yucatán

Hybrid school return – El Diario de Yucatán

Parents decide if their children go to school, say

Dissident sector of the teaching profession asks the authorities to analyze the “safe return”

The return to face-to-face classes on a voluntary basis next Monday in Yucatán divided, once again, the opinions of union leaders and local teachers’ movements.

Section 33 of the National Union of Education Workers (SNTE) has no objection to the hybrid model as proposed by the Ministry of Education, but the Yucatecan Union of Transferred Education Workers (Sytte) asked the educational authority that the work be carried out virtually, from homes, to reduce the fourth wave of Covid-19.

For its part, the dissident teachers’ movement of the unions, United Teachers Fighting for Yucatan (DULY), asked Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal, educational and health authorities, and unions to really analyze the “safe return” to face-to-face classes.


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230 people participated in a survey on a teacher’s Facebook account, who warned about the high number of new Covid infections.

Ricardo Espinosa Magaña, leader of Section 33, said that the booster vaccine raises confidence in better protection.

“The model we use now is the virtual one, as of Monday the 17th it will be the parents’ decision if they take their children,” he said. “Schools, from September to December, demonstrated that they are effective with the protocols they apply and were not centers of spread of the coronavirus.”

The teacher leader stated that there is the possibility of requesting an extension of the virtual classes, but now they would reinforce it with the participation of the parents.

Teacher unions have divided opinions on the return to classes in the face-to-face modality

divide opinions

The return to face-to-face classes, a controversial topic

The return to face-to-face classes on a voluntary basis on Monday the 17th in Yucatán divided, once again, the opinions of union leaders and local teachers’ movements.

Section 33 of the SNTE has no objection to the hybrid model as proposed by the State Secretary of Education (Segey).

However, the Yucatecan Union of Transferred Education Workers (Sytte) today asked the authority that educational work be carried out virtually, from homes, to reduce the fourth wave of Covid-19.

The dissident teachers’ union movement, United Teachers Fighting for Yucatan (Duly), asked Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal, educational, health and union authorities to really analyze the “safe return” to face-to-face classes.

Therefore, he made a strong call to protect the lives of children, parents and education workers.


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In a quick survey among teachers who sympathize with DULY, Nahibi Coral used her Facebook account to ask teachers to report how many infected there were in their schools: of 230 who responded, it was possible to count that at least until 6:25 in the Later that day there was a report of 604 infected with Covid-19.

There were mostly reports of two, three, four, five, nine, 11 and it was observed that 50% or more of the school workforce reported that they are infected with coronavirus.

“It shows, today in the vaccine there were few people,” several teachers wrote.

Others wrote that many teachers do not want it known that they are infected and hide the disease.

Marilú Manzanilla Barrera reported that three teachers with their relatives, two administrators with their relatives, and many students are infected at her school, but she did not reveal the name of the campus. The same thing happened with Jime Ontiveros, who published that out of 22 teachers, 11 are infected in his school.

The “Frida Kahlo” school in Xanabá, out of five teachers, four are infected; Technique No. 74 has 12 infected; Elsy Beatriz Peniche Monforte said that in her school there are 13 confirmed cases, one suspect and two for cohabitation.

Other reports were six out of eight, seven out of nine, three out of 10, three out of five and three out of eight are infected.

He was interviewed about the agreement reached by the directive of Section 33 of the SNTE on a possible request for an extension of one or two weeks so that classes continue virtually as they have been until today, as the general secretary of this union declared to the newspaper. , Ricardo Espinosa Magaña.


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The teacher leader said that until now “we are going with the measure announced by the Segey: work with the hybrid model in schools and whoever wants to take their children, the teachers will be there.”

The leader of Section 33 affirmed that there is the possibility of requesting an extension of the virtual classes due to the high number of infections, but now they would reinforce it with the participation of the parents.

Omicron Educators

Ricardo Espinosa spoke about the booster vaccine received by educational personnel.

Hospitalizations

This dose, he said, raises the confidence of better protection, despite the wave of infections with the Omicron variant, whose virus does not put people’s lives at risk. He even said that until today hospitalizations are low in Issste hospitals and the Covid indicators do not show an increase in the number of deaths from Covid-19.

voluntary plan

“The model that we use now is the virtual one, as of Monday the 17th it is a model that is used in the Mexican Republic, it will be the parents’ decision if they take their children,” he said. “The schools, from September to December, demonstrated that they are effective with the protocols that they apply and the schools were not centers of spread of the coronavirus.”


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