Saturday, December 5

The “Celaá law” was approved in Congress with only two votes above the absolute majority




The “Celaá law” has been approved this Thursday in the Plenary of Congress. In the Lower House it was time to vote on the opinion of the Government’s educational bill, Lomloe, as well as some “live” amendments, that is, those that are outside it, and others that are the result of an agreement between parties, that is, the transactional ones. The opinion was carried out by 178 votes in favor, 147 against and 17 abstentions.

There has also been a general vote on the law requiring the support of the absolute majority of the House due to the organic nature of the norm. This has gone ahead by 177 votes in favor, 148 against and 17 abstentions.

It is the only educational norm in the history of the country that has left the educational community out of its debate.

The opinion, prepared by the Lower House Report, contains the original text of the law with all the controversial amendments that have been approved in recent weeks: the one that attacks Spanish and eliminates it as the vehicular language of teaching and official of the State; the one that eliminates the concerted one as guarantor of the right to education; the one that facilitates the promotion of the course or the one that includes the subject of “Culture of religions” to face Religion. This morning only one more transactional was added: the one agreed between PSOE, Podemos, ERC, Together for Catalonia, More Country and Commitment which adds the study, in the subject of Civic and Ethical Values ​​of “the social role of taxes and fiscal justice.”

The vote generated uncertainty until the last minute because the direction of the vote of some parliamentary groups was not known with certainty. The surprise was given by BNG, who voted against, and Bildu, who within hours of voting confessed that they did not know what they were going to do, party sources told ABC. Finally, they abstained.

The “Celaá law” has not been definitively approved. In other words, he still has a parliamentary career, although not much. Upon leaving the Plenary of Congress, it goes to the Senate, where the process will take about two months to return to the Lower House and become law permanently.

“The secessionists come out stronger”

This morning there was a short but intense debate in plenary. The opposition erupted in shouts of “Freedom” after the intervention of the socalist deputy, Mari Luz Martínez Seijo, to whom her colleagues began, at the same time, to applaud, generating a climate of confusion.

The hardest interventions, as expected, were from PP, Cs and Vox. Sandra Moneo, of the PP, accused the Government of “suffocating those who do not submit to the single thought”, while Marta Martín, from Cs, said that with this law “the secessionists are strengthened, they turn education into a vote factory and the constitutionalists us we feel sold and segregated ».

The «left caviar»

Joaquin Robles, of Vox, said that “the government of Sánchez and its Bolivarian partners continue in their efforts to use education to spread their ideology, preventing anyone from escaping this indoctrination. In their tyrannical zeal, they bypass the Constitution, which recognizes the right of parents to choose the type of moral training they want for their children. They propose to close the infantile and special education centers, giving a temporary term to suffocate them slowly. And, against the voices of parents, they intend to do the same with the concerted school.

He added that “the left caviar, they will send their children to good and demanding private schools While they will keep the Spanish people a slave to their passions and conform to the crumbs that you offer them in the form of a minimum income and welfare education. Like the Catalan separatist oligarchs who send their children to foreign paid schools while forcing Catalans into linguistic immersion and poor education aimed at forming a legion of independentists at their service.

“Consensus and dialogue”

For her part, Mari Luz Martínez Seijo, from the PSOE, said that “today is a historic day, seven years later we are going to eliminate Lomce. This underwent 11 amendments in total. In the case of Lomloe, more than 300 amendments have been approved, an agreed standard, agreed upon and discussed with parliamentary groups and the educational community, more than 250 contributions belong to organizations and were incorporated into the law, that if it is real participation, the rest is partisan participation.

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