The Ministry of Public Education has denounced a psychiatrist before the Medical Association for justifying trips teachers took during the strike. The doctor wrote recommendations for four educators to leave the country.
The notes were all written after the teachers returned to the country. Some even stated recommended dates to travel. The doctor wrote that he recommended leisure activities such as travel “due to stress or due to a family situation that the teacher is living.”
Three of the teachers were dismissed immediately because they were interim. The other has a permanent position but the process of dismissal has been started. 556 teachers took advantage of the strike to go on vacation to another country. 26 have been dismissed and there is a recommendation for dismissal for 12 others.
The dismissed teachers justify their trips saying that they had permission in advance, thought they could vacation during the strike, or had to get medical treatment outside the country.