Celaá and Ossorio express discrepancies for concerted, evaluations and EBAU

Madrid, Feb 10 (EFE) .- The Minister of Education, Isabel Celaá, and the Madrid Minister of Education, Enrique Ossorio, have expressed this Monday their discrepancies regarding various educational issues, specifically, on the subsidized centers, the evaluations to the end of stage and the University entrance exam (EBAU).

After an hour and a half meeting at the Ministry of Education, Celaá and Ossorio have each defended what they consider “quality of education” and have barely agreed on the importance of promoting Vocational Training.

The minister has affirmed that the content of her educational bill (Lomloe) may be debated in Congress during its processing and has ensured that with it, “equity” is especially sought and that students can obtain a degree.

Thus, he has advocated that the subsidized centers open up to assume the effort made by the public in terms of the “diversity” of the students, that the students can pass the Baccalaureate in three courses instead of two or that the final evaluations of stage are only samples.

These aspects have been criticized by Ossorio, who has defended that the aforementioned tests are census, that is, for all students.

He has also criticized that the Lomloe wants to end the classification of subjects in core and free configuration and has advocated “the effort” of the students so that they can obtain a degree because otherwise said degree would not be “valid”.

Celaá has denied that the Lomloe takes away the “effort” of the students but makes the educational system assume it as well.

Ossorio has been concerned about the PSOE-Unidas Podemos agreement in terms of attacking the concerted and has stressed that in the Community of Madrid the freedom of parents is assured regarding the choice of center and that the debate on the concerted it is old and should “not exist”.

As for the EBAU, the Madrid councilor has asked that it be unique for all of Spain and has argued that there cannot be 17 educational systems.

Celaá has denied that there are 17 educational systems in Spain and recalled that there is a working group on the EBAU in terms of the criteria for classifying the test or the entry of topics so that they can be more comparable.

Regarding the PISA report, the Madrid minister has asked the minister not to publish the data on Reading (postponed by the OECD for Spain after detecting anomalies in the exams) until what has happened is clarified.

They have not spoken about parental leave but Ossorio has commented, when asked by the press, that there are no formal complaints and that an instruction has been issued so that before the enrollment period, the centers post the maximum information on the current course on their websites and the previous one on the activities for parents to make their decision.

Celaá continues on Monday its round of meetings with the Minister of Education, Culture and Sports of Castilla-La Mancha, Rosa Ana Rodríguez (PSOE), and the Minister of Education of Castilla y León, María del Rocío Lucas (PP). EFE

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