MEXICO CITY— Education Minister Aurelio Nuño has a tough job. He has to push forward President Enrique Peña Nieto’s controversial education reform package and negotiate with radical teacher’s syndicates.
But he faced a new challenge this week: An adorable elementary school student who seems to have a better grasp on Spanish than he does.
The incident occurred during this week’s 36th International Book Fair for Children and Young Adults in Mexico City, when Minister Nuño took the stage with a group of four kids and urged the crowd to read more.
“¿Van a ler? ¿Sí o no?” (Are you going to read ? Yes or no?).
“¡Sí!” the audience responded.
Nuño then got schooled on his sloppy pronunciation when he turned to shake hands with the schoolkids and his mic picked up a young girl’s reprimand. “No se dice ler, se dice leer”, Andrea said, correcting the minister’s pronunciation.