The eight directors of Education of the autonomous communities with socialist Government (Aragón, Asturias, Baleares, Canarias, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, La Rioja and Navarre, in addition to the secretary of Education of the Valencian Community, where the director is of Compromís) have signed a manifesto against the veto of the parental-driven Vox, a system that allows families to forbid their children to attend complementary activities during school hours (where his presence is mandatory and the content, evaluable). “They intend to break the school coexistence and the culture of dialogue in order to impose authoritarianism and blind and uncritical”, exposed after the Government of Murcia (PP & Cs) announced that it will amend the decrees that regulate the curricula of Primary and Secondary schools to fit the veto parental centers.
Paul Married defended yesterday the measure in Murcia, a territory which the secretary of organization of the PSOE, José Luis Ábalos, described Saturday as a “laboratory of the far right”. The PP leader said that the controversy is a “smoke screen” to divert attention from the election of the former minister of Justice Dolores Delgado as attorney general of the State. Married compared to the words of the head of Education, Isabel Celaá, to argue that the children are not property of their parents, with the ideology of the communist dictatorships: “What you are telling me is how the families in Cuba, that children are the Revolution? Are we going to get to the children's reports of their parents if they are not good revolutionaries?”, he asked. “This is the point of no return, this is why we are in politics, much more important than the territorial policy or any other thing: this is that anyone reach into our homes”, he cried.
Married supported the veto parental — “is a good measure,” he said, addressing the president of Murcia, Fernando López Miras— and said that it is not original Vox, despite the fact that the popular not the the had in its electoral programme. “What's up? What our children can go to football or computer in the evenings if they choose the parents and if there is a course on sex education or about bullfighting we can not choose? In the Community of Madrid, three legislatures we have been with this.”
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The workshops are intended to censor are approved at the school councils, where they are representing the parents, and the veto parental does not apply in Madrid. In fact, the president of the Community, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, of the PP, has starred in several rifirrafes in the Assembly with the Dew Monastery by the measure. “There is already enough tension as to which Vox face problems that do not exist. Your proposal of the pin parenting is a strategy at the national level. Do not put politics in the classroom. I'm not going to allow,” he declared during a debate.
Citizens, who form part with the PP of the Executive murcia, has maintained an ambiguous stance on the veto parental. His signature is on the agreement sealed last Thursday with the PP and Vox for the approval of Budgets that mandates “the establishment of an express authorization of the families for their children's participation in complementary activities on the basis of the precepts enshrined in the Constitution.” But once the pact is signed, and at the outbreak of the controversy, Citizens said that he would request a legal report to “clarify” whether the measure is legal. You look ahead, in any case, you don't need to Cs to change the decrees that regulate the curricula of Primary and Secondary, since the amendment should be proposed by the department of Education (PP) and approved in the Council of Government, where the popular majority.
Meanwhile, at the national level, some of the sides most well-known Citizens, currently run by a manager, have demonstrated against it. Edmundo Bal, deputy spokesman in Congress, said Friday: “you will Not need any parental consent to attend such workshops”. The deputy mayor of Madrid, Begoña Villacís, also said that will not be applied neither in Andalusia or Murcia or Madrid: “it Is a measure in which we do not believe. It's not going to be implemented. We believe that education in values is essential”.
Vox conditioned their support to the Budgets murcia to the incorporation of what it calls pin parental and wants to extend it to other territories. Dew Monastery requires its application as a condition to support the Accounts of the Community of Madrid. Councillors socialists warn that the announcement is already having consencuencias in the centers.
Fear in the teaching faculty
María José Guerra, minister of Education of the Canary islands states that the veto parental Murcia causes that some schools are suspending activities related to sustainability in order to avoid possible conflicts with the families and with the Administration. “It is the immediate consequence of creating a climate of fear in the faculty; the education and fear are incompatible. It is intolerable to raise concerns extra in the teachers against possible allegations”.
In Navarra, counselor Education, Carlos Gimeno, note that the right has tried to launch a “witch-hunt” against its program of co-education in schools. They launched in 2017 to enter in a transversal way in the subject contents so that students acquire tools to detect situations of inequality or gender-based violence, as well as for diversity training affective-sexual. “We must not allow that the field of battle once again be the education,” says Gimeno.
“The children are not the property of the families or the State. In a democracy we agree to common values relating to justice and the respect of others; it is not about imposing ideology, but of educating in freedom”, adds Miguel Soler, secretary of Education of the Valencian Community.Updated Date: 20 January 2020, 01:00