Officials blast Mexican teachers' salaries report

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Associated Press

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Updated Friday, May 16 at 6:34 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Education authorities and a teachers union say that a recent study that found that several Mexican teachers earn more than the country's president lacks veracity.

The report published this week by the private Mexican Institute for Competitiveness was immediately picked up by critics who used it to point out the lack of transparency in the education system.

Deputy Education Secretary Enrique del Val Blanco dismissed the report on Friday saying it lacks seriousness and contains several mistakes.

The institute said its findings come from documents obtained from the Education Department.

Experts say the study and authorities' rebuttals of it show a lack of transparency in Mexico's education system, which for years was under the control of a powerful teachers union.

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