Seijo warns Mañueco that breaching the Education Law will be “insubordination”


The PSOE Education spokesperson in Congress, the deputy for Palencia María Luz Martínez Seijo, rapporteur of the new Education Law in this week’s Plenary, has warned the president of the Board, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, not to comply with LOMLOE – nicknamed ‘Ley Celaá’ – supposes “insubordination”, in addition to a “tremendous irresponsibility” on the part of a president of an autonomous community.

“I would recommend that you read the law before speaking,” Martínez Seijo has asserted in an interview in RNE collected by Europa Press. “What the law seeks is to standardize an evaluation system with the rest of European countries that focus learning on a more competency model and in which the evaluation is more collegial,” explained the deputy, who has settled that “in no In case the law obliges any teacher to approve a student “.

This has been indicated in response to the statements of Fernández Mañueco, who this Friday assured that no student from the autonomous community would pass the course with suspensions in the Baccalaureate stage and claimed in this regard the culture of effort and merit that, in his opinion , does not advocate the future new education law, which he sees as “an error” and as a “clearly improvable” standard.

“Here it is not a question of forcing anyone, nor of lowering the culture of effort, nor of approving in a general way,” responded Martínez Seijo, who also recalled that Castilla y León is “one of the communities in which there is a highest percentage of repetition “.

On the other hand, regarding the cries of “Freedom, freedom!” On the part of the deputies of the PP and Vox in the congress during the presentation of the law, Seijo has confessed his amazement: “I am very surprised that the right demands freedom when, truly, we want to balance the system and we defend that freedom is for everyone regardless of the socioeconomic context. “

Freedom, he added, “is guaranteed when there are resources, it is equal opportunities for all, but there cannot be a broad concept of freedom for the whole society if simply some can choose the educational model based on the resources that their family has” . All of this, according to Martínez Seijo, in order to try to “balance schooling to avoid ghetto centers” and that “respond to the plurality of society.”

Along the same lines, he has sent a message of tranquility to those parents who send their children to subsidized schools: “The right to freedom of education is included in the Constitution and the LODE.” Therefore, he has pointed out that the Celaá Law “does not modify the right to choose, but rather modifies abuses.”

Likewise, he has emphasized that, for the first time, an educational law includes an article on rural schools, with the novelty that is the “impulse to post-compulsory training” in rural areas, “above all, taking into account the supply and extension of professional training related to the environment and its employment possibilities “.

Finally, in reference to special education, he has denied that these centers run any risk: “There is no desire to close, quite the contrary; there is an additional provision in the law that speaks of a period of reorganization of the educational system towards a greater inclusion taking into account the rights of people with disabilities “.

“The special education centers will remain open,” she explained, and at the same time, “the will of the families is introduced to be able to opt for the most inclusive regime possible,” the deputy concluded.

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