President UPN, Javier Esparza, has announced that the regionalist formation will present together with the PP an appeal of unconstitutionality against the new educational law, known as ‘Celaá law‘. Esparza has reached this agreement with the president of the PP, Pablo Casado, after a conversation between the two leaders.
The president of UPN has highlighted that the educational reform “violates fundamental rights and freedoms consolidated until now in the social, democratic and legal state established by the Spanish constitution”.
Thus, he has criticized that “the LOMLOE or ‘Celaá law’ does not respect the freedom of choice of center for families and attacks concerted education.”
“One of the original principles of UPN is the defense of the freedom of parents to choose the type of education and center that they consider best, and that of the centers to offer the educational model they decide.” “Educational freedom as it should be understood in a democratic state”, he added.
Furthermore, he recalled that the constitutional text itself clearly states that “the public powers guarantee the right of parents so that their children receive religious and moral training that is in accordance with their own convictions.”
Likewise, it has considered “unacceptable” that Spanish is eliminated as a vehicular language in education. “It is a political, legal and social aberration that cannot be allowed and that violates the constitutional precepts. The right of all Spaniards to be educated in the official language of their country cannot be hindered ”, he emphasized.
Esparza has also criticized that “the Sánchez government embarks on a dangerous path by trying to reduce special education to its minimum expression, which is another attack on freedom of choice.”
Support for the demonstration
The president of UPN has expressed his support for the demonstration with vehicles called this Sunday in Pamplona and has encouraged to participate “everyone who defends the coexistence between the public and concerted network that characterizes the Navarrese educational system so much.”
“This unconstitutionality appeal is vital for the defense of the rights and freedoms of Spaniards and Navarrese in particular, and it is essential to safeguard democratic health in Spain and in all of the Autonomous communities, also in Navarra, where Basque nationalism is rampant in its objective of using education to impose its secessionist approaches. We have the moral and democratic obligation to stop all the harmful effects contained in the educational project of the Sánchez Government and its partners from Podemos and independentistas ”, he concluded.