Public Education Secretary Aurelio Nuño said that the teacher assessment testing system will be corrected since it has angered teachers because it is unfair, not pertinent and out of context.
He acknowledged that having heard teacher demands in the coming 45 days education reform will be redesigned, specifically in what refers to teacher performance assessment tests.
++ The members of the National Teachers Union Coordinadora Group Negotiating Committee met with assistant Interior Secretary Enrique Miranda, at the first negotiations session, on political issues.
After the meeting, the leader of the CNTE Section 7 in Chiapas, Adelfo Alejandro Gómez, said that the agenda includes revoking education reform and building and transforming the education system.
++ The Interior Secretariat will set up negotiating sessions with the residents of Nochixtlán, Oaxaca, so as to set up investigations with guidelines to clarify clashes between teachers and CNTE sympathizers and police forces that killed at least eight people and injured scores, said Roberto Campa Cifrián, assistant interior secretary for human rights.
++ Dissident teachers blockaded three main highways leading to Oaxaca city, from the south, east and west, among them federal highway 175 that leads to Puerto Escondido and the international airport.
++ Dissident teachers in Morelia, Michoacán clashed with riot police when education authorities were handing out payments and cards to teachers at outside units. Some teachers were hurt in the clashes, but it was unclear how many.
++ At the event to mark the Federal Police 88th anniversary, President Enrique Peña Nieto said that illegal conduct will not be tolerated within any security corporation.
++ The head of the End Kidnapping civil association, Isabel Miranda de Wallace, presented a blood sample found in an apartment on Perugino street number six, in the Extremadura Insurgentes district in Mexico City to confirm that the band lead by César Freyre assassinated her son Hugo Alberto Wallace Miranda.
++ Navy troops in Manzanillo, Colima seized 13 tons of hot chili sauce mixed with cocaine. The drug cargo was found in a container sent from
Guayaquil, Ecuador, and whose destination was Mazatlán, Sinaloa.