The president of Central Board of Directors (Codicen) of the National Administration of Public Education (ANEP), Robert Silvaasked students to go to class because there are more than 65 open high schools, in the middle of a teaching claim that caused the strike and takeover of ten high schools throughout Montevideo.
Silva, who will resign this week to dedicate himself to party politics, asked high school students to attend class. “We ask students to attend class since 67 high schools in Montevideo They are open and depending on the area, the majority of teachers attend,” he asked on his social networks.
On the other hand, he announced that the vacancy of high schools has already been requested. “The General Directorate of Secondary Education has already requested the vacancy of occupied centers, preserving and defending the right to education of young people,” added the leader.
What do teachers demand?
Yesterday the Association of Secondary Education Teachers (ADES) called a unemployment of activities for 48 hours between this Tuesday and Wednesday with the occupation of 10 high schools in the city of Montevideo. The high schools affected by the strike are numbers 2, 3, 10, 26, 35, 36, 61, 63, 65 and 72.
The reasons presented by the union in a statement correspond, first of all, to the “rejection of educational transformationboth for its anti-democratic imposition (behind the backs of the educational communities and the DGES’s own institutions) and for its business and productivist content that subjugates humanistic and comprehensive training in favor of certain macro skills or ‘competences’ demanded by employers. To him eployees”.
Furthermore, they speak out in defense of student learning, establishing that this transformation “has implied chaos and cutting content, which is why we reject its extension to the 4th year.” With this, they demand “the immediate suspension of the ‘anti-educational reform’ rejected by all teaching, student and university groups.”
On the other hand, they question the actions of Silva front in relation to Secondary Education. “We denounce the business restructuring that involves the budget cut (of US$ 187,000,000) that Robert Silva imposed on the ANEP, especially in secondary education,” they claim.