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Celaá denies having “opened his hand with those approved” of Baccalaureate last year


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The Minister of Education, Isabel Celaá, has assured this Thursday that «the hand has not been opened with the approved ones». This was stated in an interview with Cadena Ser after the information published by ABC that in our country the rate of high school graduates in the 2019/2020 academic year – that is, the beginning of the pandemic compared to the previous year (2018 / 2019) – is one of the highest of the countries evaluated in an OECD report. Last year 92.2% of students passed, 8.6 percentage points more than in the previous year.

«High school students studied a lot during the pandemic and we also have to say that they were not only approved in 2nd by the corresponding center but also in the EBAU examTherefore, they have two exercises that have valued them ”, justified the minister.

According to data provided by the ministry itself to the OECD accessed by this newspaper, the number of high school graduates went from 241,855 students to 272,386, that is, 30,531 more students have been approved in the ‘pandemic course’, which which supposes a growth rate of 10.2 percent.

Celaá added that “Spain is one of the countries where it is most suspended. It is assumed that the proper of a student is to overcome, progress so repetition must be an exception»Celaá said. “Furthermore, repetition, proven by the OECD, is bad for both the learner and the system.”

And he continued: «What was done during the pandemic in the third trimester? Simply say that there was evidence; every student passed their test; The EBAU was attended in person and here there were no generals, but there was a collective evaluation, it is not that each teacher was writing notes in isolation, but rather that it was a cast of teachers, “the minister justified.

500,000 teachers who arrive two months before the end of the course: «I consider it a success»

Regarding the delivery of the 500,000 computers that were promised in June of last year for the most vulnerable students and that arrived two months after the end of the course, Celaá said that he considers it a “success”. Even though I was late I consider it a success because we have mobilized almost 500,000 devices they are not for a month, nobody is going to throw them away in the summer and it is a task that has cost two hundred and thirty-odd million euros.

“Parental veto of the fundamental right of the student to be educated”

On the other hand, Celaá warned that “he will not tolerate in any way” the implantation of ‘parental pin’ in the Region of Murcia, after the agreement reached by the PP and Vox to overturn the motion of censure in the community and that produced, as a consequence, the appointment of Maria Isabel Campuzano as Minister of Education and Culture.

“Is a parental veto of fundamental right of the student to be educated and we are not going to tolerate in any way an action that is illegal, “said the minister, who also questioned whether Campuzano is an” appropriate reference “for students, having refused to be vaccinated against Covid.

The parental pin is a request for express authorization from the parents of a student, so that he or she can participate in activities organized by the educational center, when they have content that affects moral, sexual or conscientious issues. These activities are complementary and are framed within the school schedule. The pin was going to be implanted last year by agreement of the PP, Vox and Cs.

The Ministry of Education He then filed an appeal against the same. The pin was suspended on a precautionary basis by the Murcia Superior Court of Justice, which in the end filed Celaá’s appeal for “sudden loss of object at the end of the school year.”

This Thursday, the minister said that she will recur as she did last year. «We will be attentive to any regulations and actions that imply a curtailment of the fundamental right to education»

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