The (Im)possible Reform – Book Presentation and Discussion with Peru’s Former Minister of Education Martín Benavides
“When I was Minister of Education, I told my colleagues
that I would remain in silence for at least five months after
leaving my position. Out of respect for my successor, since I
believed that we were somewhat responsible for what we
leave behind. I kept my vow, and these have not been months
when I did not want to defend the administration from
unfair, imprecise, or false statements. But I remained in silence.
Instead, I wrote this book to tell my story as a public servant:
first, as superintendent at SUNEDU and then, as a state Minister.
This is not an academic book, but a narrative, documented by
interviews of the time, public documents, and facts
reconstructed along with some colleagues.”