Like water and oil, unable to mix and understand each other, the two great political blocs at the national level (PSOE and Podemos, on the one hand, and PP and Ciudadanos, with nuances, on the other) yesterday echoed in the hemicycle of the Cortes of Castilla y León, where the echoes of the discrepancies reverberated, which marked the entire session, even in the only point that went forward unanimously (the change in the law that regulates the Guaranteed Income of Autonomous Citizenship to make it compatible with the Minimum Income Vital of the Government). Two initiatives, one from the Socialist Group and the other from the Popular, with what is known as the Celaá Law on education as a backdrop, debated separately and with disparate arguments, already pointed out that understanding was not going to arrive. And the debate corroborated it, even though both parties accepted separate voting on several points in order to force the support of their rivals for at least part of their postulates. But nothing is further from a reality than in the votes illuminated the loneliness of PSOE and Podemos in support of the legislative text of the Central Executive that today is put to a vote in Congress and that “has left civil society out,” reproached the popular Carmen Sánchez, for whom it is “painful” to defend that the final text has been discussed. And it is that Jesús Guerrero assured that the law is born “consensual.” “They can not lie any more,” the socialist recriminated.
A High Court before which the popular ones already predict that the text promoted by the Government will end and will be repealed. «This law is not born as a victory for the PSOE. It was born as a victory for Podemos and ERC “and” a defeat for freedom, “said the popular attorney, who underlined her party’s defense of freedom of education and the possibility that parents can choose a center. An option with which this norm wants to “end”, in addition to assuming the “closure” of specialized education and “eliminates Spanish as a vehicular language.” “It discriminates against Castilian parliamentary children” and “deprives” them of that right, reproached Carmen Sánchez. “They lie stubbornly” by stating that “it eliminates Castilian”, because “it is protected” by the Constitution and various rulings of the Constitutional, defended the socialist Jesús Guerrero. «They use the language as a flag and the Constitution. They are a machine for making independence, “snapped the PSOE attorney, who also in his arguments said” no “to the point that he asks for the test of access to the” only “university for all of Spain, since I justify that it is” unconstitutional “to do so through organic law, in addition to calling the PP to claim it in other communities where it governs.
“The Celaá law is less and less and more that of Bildu and ERC”also reproached Marta Sanz (Cs), who defended that her party “no” is against learning other languages. “Ladies of the Socialist Party, perhaps with the amendment to the Celaá Law they have won a budget, but they have done so at the expense of one of the greatest treasures that Spaniards have: Spanish,” he said and urged that “listen to less ruffians and more to the Spanish ». The PSOE criticized the allusion to the agreement with Bildu to “cloud” the processing of the General State Budgets that, Guerrero acknowledged, its approval “will give the full legislature” to the coalition government of Pedro Sánchez and Pablo Iglesias.
“The multilingual reality is a real wealth,” defended Pablo Fernández (Podemos), who influenced his commitment to the defense of public education. “Resounding” support from Vox to withdraw the processing of the Education Law and abstention from UPL considering it the initiative presented by the PP “political tacticism”.
A debate that came after another in educational matters that, without expressly citing it, also had part of the legislative text as a backdrop. And it is that the initiative defended by the PSOE not only called on the Board to adopt the measures in this matter contemplated in the Recovery Pact due to the impact of Covid-19 agreed in June. It also asked “to stop supporting with public funds” in the 2021-2022 academic year the subsidized educational centers of the Community that segregate by sex. Of “scandalous manipulation” by “the right”, the socialist Fernando Pablos crossed out that it is said that the Celaá Law wants to end the concerted one and eliminates special education. But his proposal did not go ahead. He collided with the votes against PP, Cs and Vox, who considered the socialist proposal “sectarian”.