Communities governed by the PP will not apply next year the controversial «Celaá law». As confirmed by party sources to ABC, they will prevent it through legal mechanisms with the aim of “continuing to guarantee the free choice of families to choose a school, shield the concerted and special, guarantee an education of quality preventing promotion with suspensions and protect Castilian Spanish, “said the same sources.
The government’s rush to approve its educational bill in the Senate Plenary on the 23rd, as ABC advanced, hides several reasons. If the norm does not go ahead that day, the parliamentary Christmas holidays will begin and the Government would lose precious time in the fulfillment of its objectives. Among them, the application of the new criteria contained in the Lomloe on admission of students and maintenance of educational concerts.
For this reason, the PP communities will use different legal ways to prevent it. For example, the Community of Madrid has just published the resolution for the admission of students (on Thursday afternoon) when it normally does in January or February. It was also published by the Region of Murcia. For his part, the president of the Xunta, Alberto Núñez Feijóo has already announced, contrary to what the Lomloe proposes, that it would not grant the Baccalaureate degree with suspensions or that of ESO with more than two without passing and that Spanish will be vehicular. In summary, each community will resort to different legal paths that allow them to circumvent the controversial educational law.
What will Madrid and Murcia prevent by approving the resolution on student admission? The admission process usually takes place from the month of February of each year. If the Lomloe is approved in February 2021 (which was originally planned), the news of the same would not take effect until the year 2022 (Except for some pedagogical novelties that would be applied already in the next course). If said student admission process were carried out as stipulated by the “Celaá law”, “zoning” would be favored and the “commissions or bodies of admission guarantees” would be allowed to “avoid” the alleged “segregation”, directing students to schools that their parents do not want, establishing percentages of immigrant students or with fewer resources (being an indeterminate and discretionary concept, in the hands of the administrations).
Another way to get around the Lomloe is to publish before it is approved the resolutions regarding the modification of concerts, which are usually published in January. With this, the reduction of units arranged with students to benefit empty public classrooms for the next academic year, as stated by the «Celaá law».
When Lomloe landed in the Senate, parliamentary sources anticipated that the processing period would be extended by two months, but as parliamentary sources have confirmed to ABC, the debate on the law in the Plenary of the Upper House will coincide with the debate on the Budget law the next day 23. In other words, the whole process, instead of lasting two months, would be shortened to just under a week.
How? The amendments, whose deadline for submission ends on the 15th, will be voted on on the 17th in the Presentation (working group that analyzes and votes the amendments) and on the 18th in the Education Commission. The opposition will try to prevent the Lomloe from becoming a law in the Senate definitively with the presentation of amendments that force the text to return to Congress.
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