There is no plan for September: delays in the education law are leaving the next course news in the air

Main Association of Directors of Institutions: “We are restless, at this stage we will need more clarification that the law was planned for the next course.” Or Ampa: “Families are worried, there is a house between the two without cleaning.” Union: “We ask autonomous communities to move forward in regulatory development.” Principal: “A busy September is coming, I understand that some teachers will have to work in the summer.” Teacher: “When the term starts, they start things up quickly and run and so on.” Counselor: “We can not advise students on very important issues, such as what profession the new undergraduate program is aimed at.”

The education community is concerned about Lomloe’s slow implementation, which is set to land some courses in the centers already on the verge of summer, but between one and the other it has not started now. We are in June, the people in charge in the class are complaining and there is practically no autonomous society that has announced regulatory changes that will allow the educational community to start preparing for the 2022-2023 school year. Tuition starts in September and no one knows exactly what subjects they will have, the workload of each or the curriculum they will have to teach. Neither teachers have received the necessary training to adapt to the new teaching methodology proposed by law.

At the educational centers, they are waiting for the publication of regional regulations to be arranged for September, explains Tony Gonzale Piccarnell, president of the Fedad of the centers ‘directors’ associations: “We will need to publish it, which is scheduled for the next course. This causes some inconvenience to management teams. “I need to know the subjects and the hours that each of them should require for the specialist teachers I need at my center.”

But communities do not approve of their ordinances, and even if projects are filtered, it is not enough. Who is responsible? The communities point to the Ministry of Education delaying in publishing the minimum curricula on which they should base their autonomous development. From the department headed by Pilar Allegria, they respond that enough time has passed since the first one was published in February (kids) and even last April (high school) and yet virtually no region has published its own. “The Madrid community, for example, is protesting a lot, but has just issued an order for children. It took four months,” they explain. The Ayuso government came with a request to use the same books for the next school year, a request that was criticized by book sellers.

It’s not the only one, and it’s not, or not at all, the issue of PP boycotting Lomloe’s implementation. In Aragon, Socialist, school principal Eva Bajen explains that the council did not even filter out the drafts and she had to find a life to accept them and be able to move forward with the work. In the Canary Islands, which are also run by the PSOE, the Institute’s platform of directors has protested that there are no curricula. And that they do not know what they will have next year, they can hardly explain to the students so that they can make future decisions. “We can not guide the choice of some subjects that are optional because we do not know their content. For example, in the third year of ESO about new subjects that just happened a few days ago, culture and digital citizenship or personal and social economics. And the same thing happens with the attention of students who do not take the subject of religion, we only have very general conceptions of royal decree, ”they reflect. Here the director summarizes the situation ironically:

Orientation is the (often) great forgetfulness that suffers the great delay, as confirmed by Anna Kobos, president of the Copoe Association. And this year it is needed more than ever, for a new type of bachelor, the so-called. With a general introduction that must be defined. “Pre-recording [de cara al curso que viene] They are usually held in March, at least in Andalusia. “In order to apply for a bachelor’s degree in March, we have to orient ourselves to the 4th ESO in February,” he says. “Obviously, it failed. Subject?

A general undergraduate degree is an excellent example of a situation. As an alternative to the re-created science and art, its offer should start in September in Spain. It was already noted at the time that there would most likely be a small spread outside of large urban centers, as is the case with art, depending on where. Finally today Only five communities called on all its centers to offer it as published Country. It is also not known, for example, how the results of the elective courses in this modality will be weighed on the university entrance exam, the reason why, according to Gonzalez Picornell, lies behind the lack of explanation.

How did you understand so far? On the one hand, there is the delay in publishing the regulations and, on the other hand, the inability to postpone the Lomloe application deadline.

The law was published in the BOE in December 2020. Since then, the ministry has taken more than a year to issue the Royal Development Ordinances, which began earlier this year. From there there are communities that have started filtering projects but out of 72 development decrees that need to be approved in Spain (4 educational stages by 18 administrations, 17 communities plus Ceuta and Melilla, depending on the ministry). Only one was approved last week: the Madrid Kids. An extreme case is Andalusia, which in April said it intended to postpone Lomloe implementation for a year, though it appears to be stepping back and releasing draft curricula. The ministry says it is a bluff: “They know they can not do it, it is an organic law,” they warn.

The publishers of the book, one of the groups that previously protested the delay, explain that part of the origin of the rush that exists today is the political failure of the PP that occurred 18 years ago. It was 2004 and the second government of Jose Maria Aznari speeded up the legislature when it implemented the PP’s first education law, the LOCE. The norm, developed by the ministry headed by Pilar del Castillo, was approved by Cortes and used by the system, although it had not yet entered the classrooms. PP did not know this then, but made a mistake that would have cost him dearly: he had regulated the implementation schedule by royal decree.

Aznar’s party lost this general election by 11 and after the new president. It only took two weeks for Jose Luis Rodriguez to stop using this ruleCorrects the political proverb that royal decrees are easier to manage – parliamentary procedures are saved and speed is gained – but it is also easy to undo. The LOCE was never implemented and two years later the PSOE approved the LOE. Everyone took note of this.

When PP returned to government, Minister Jose Ignacio Vert was convinced that the same thing that happened to Del Castillo did not happen to him. ᲒDecision? Include your Lomche usage calendar in the articles of the law, follow it. Changing the organic law is not easy. An absolute majority in Congress is needed and a lengthy parliamentary procedure ensures that it will not de facto change overnight. Implementation time was also reduced: in previous laws this was done in stages over four years. La Lomche reduced to three. The PSOE gave him another round and reduced it to two. Deadlines are in the law and must be observed yes or yes. And this speed from this mud, explains ANELE. “We have always had time to prepare books, but in the last two laws we have to work at a forced pace,” the editors lamented.

Complaints come from all sectors. Directors because they can not move forward in the plan. Book sellers due to difficulties in preparing materials. Teacher staff because they can not program (Chad down Curricula at the level of teaching planned in the classroom, with specific activities) because it has no formal content.

Eva Ituri, a history teacher at IES El Bohío in Cartagena, resigns. “I already know this,” he has a 24-year career prospect and several educational laws behind him. “We are in June, the course starts in September and we have no idea what to teach. What matters,” he says ironically. The resolutions in September will be approved and we will have them full of mistakes. To find life. ” But beyond the cynicism of those who have already experienced the situation, there is irritation “over the absurd bureaucracy of programs, which is a lot of work and then nothing.”

This comment forces Mario Gutierrez, president of the CSIF Union’s education division, to note that “programming should be done every 20 or 30 years,” believing that this is a frequency with which education law needs to be changed. Beyond that, as this is another matter, Gutierrez recalls that curricula in previous law amendments were approved in January or February so that teachers could adapt. “Communities may be blamed for the delay, but the government also took a long time to gain. “In fact, he has not even approved Ceuta and Melilla yet,” he said.

Another element that awaits next school year is the training that has been announced that teachers will need to adapt to the new methodologies proposed by law. Director Bajen insists that this does not take place, at least in his environment. “It will be necessary and I think there will be a plan, but we do not know anything at the moment. Teachers are given homework: “It should be combined with all the digitization courses we are immersed in … hopefully it will be before the start of the course,” the wind blows.

September can be a particularly busy month for teachers: training and planning, hoping that summer time will come. For those who avoid the bullet, some principals have resigned, recalling against the theme of the training holidays that it is not an anomaly for them to work in August. – Yes, it will be a busy September, – closes the director.

Source: El Diario





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