Last week we started with a news story that caused a stir on social networks. Spain is the third OECD country that most segregates its Primary school students behind Turkey and Lithuania, which means that it divides students into different educational centers based on their family income. When the data landed on the autonomous communities, the same report, carried out by the NGO Save the Children and the Esade business school, concluded that the Community of Madrid is the one that most segregates from Spain in ESO.
In recent years, the European Commission, the Committee on the Rights of the Child or the UN have urged Spain to review and approve policies that curb school segregation, which affects 46.8% of the country’s educational centers -9 of each 10 are public. Should families be aware that by rejecting certain schools for their children to prevent them from mixing with certain types of students, they are helping to consolidate that separation? Experts think so.
In the middle of the Madrid electoral campaign, El País Educación published an analysis of the educational scenario in the region. The result: Madrid has an educational system with academic results above the Spanish average – although they emit some worrying signals – and very uneven. Public spending per student is the lowest in Spain (4,727 euros per year) and the amount that families spend on education, the highest (1,640 euros per year). The Ministry of Education has also planned the suppression of 232 classrooms in public centers next year
And to finish the week, we learned that the president of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, promoted the 13th private university in Madrid in her last council with her own reports against the six public ones. Until 2019, a vice-counselor was an advisor to ESNE, the affiliated center that intends to become a university, and the legal services of the Workers’ Commissions will study “the documentation as well as the circumstances and people involved in this decision so damaging to the general interests to assess possible legal actions”.
The most outstanding news of the week:
–The musical educator Pedro Sarmiento was not a musician, he was a politician, he was a body that danced, a human who enjoyed. His educational project LÓVA sought a meaningful learning, a physical experience, by María Acaso.
–I have goblins on my legs: how to deal with hyperactivity, attention deficit and other childhood problems, from Isabelle Beaudry.
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