Publication: Friday, November 13, 2020 8:14 PM
The Congress Committee for Education and Vocational Training approved the opinion of the Lomloe project (organic law amending that of 2/2006, of May 3), so now the process continues in plenary after some of the 1 200 submitted amendments were approved. Those that have had the most impact are those linked to the fact that Spanish ceases to be a vehicular language and the limitation of educational concerts.
After a marathon session of more than nine hours, the opinion was issued with 20 votes for, 16 against and no abstentions and it will now be necessary for the absolute majority of the House to decide in plenary session to submit the reform of the education for treatment. in the Senate.
The Castilian and concerted proposals received the support of the PSOE and its government partner United We Can, in addition to the independence groups, while the deputies of the PP and the Citizens announced that they would appeal against the so-called “ law Celaá ” before the Constitutional Court. whereas the reform crosses a Magna Carta “red line”.
In addition to opposition groups, the text has the rejection of many organizations in the field of concerted education which, together in the More Plural platform, have collected 1.5 million signatures against Lomloe, because it also puts obstacles to collaborative education. , by preventing public funds from being allocated to schools that separate students by gender, and by legislating that newly created places be public.
Another problem facing the deputies was the education of children with disabilities. Socialist MP Maribel García insisted that “special education centers are not closed” and that Lomloe follows the guidelines of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
“Families can participate in processes to advance inclusion, respecting their opinion when choosing education in regular or special education centers,” he added. Other amendments were added to the text during the committee on Friday, for example concerning the care of the planet and nature or professional training, one of the flagship bets of the team of the Minister of Education .
On behalf of the popular group, Sandra Moneo called the project “disruptive”. “With the treatment of this law, you have burnt your ships,” he told the PSOE, adding that it was “Frankenstein’s law ready to satisfy all those who allowed them to sit in the power, maybe power is the only thing that moves them right now ”.
Thus, Moneo accused the Socialists of “crossing the red line of the Constitution” on issues such as limiting the freedom of parents to choose a school for their children and asserted that “the text is the worst enemy of the education, in particular public education. ”.
The deputy advanced that she will work on a new normative text which allows the structuring of the system and establishes in the course with 65% of common lessons, “not minimum”, she specified, and an inter cohesion fund. -territorial “so as not to have first-rate students secondly, they reside where they reside”.
Harder was his teammate Ángel Alonso, who called for the resignation of Minister Isabel Celaá after withdrawing the law. “It’s a sad day for education,” he lamented.