Published on Friday, December 22, 2023

Mexico | Prioritize education and address informality beyond rhetoric

Prioritizing the resolution of educational problems and the reduction of economic informality is crucial. These efforts could pave the way for a more robust economy in Mexico, characterized by higher-paying jobs. Neglecting to address these challenges would perpetuate inequality and poverty.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • The outcomes of the 2022 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) are unequivocal in indicating a regression or stagnation in the knowledge and skills of students in Mexico.
  • Sixty-five point eight percent of students in Mexico cannot represent a simple situation mathematically.
  • Forty-seven percent of students do not reach the minimum levels of reading proficiency (Level two or higher); in other words, they cannot identify and reflect on the main idea in a text.
  • The level of knowledge among students in Mexico, both in private and public schools, is below the average of OECD countries.
  • The returns on education in Mexico are positive, emphasizing education not merely rhetoric but a crucial necessity for transforming the country.

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