The Federation of Independent Teaching Unions (FSIE) considers that the Government, in its determination to apply the LOMLOE at all costs, is forcing teachers and students to have a very difficult start to the academic year .
The teachers have not been able to adequately prepare the contents – numerous Autonomous Communities have published the curricula this summer and some have not even published all the levels yet. This delay implies an extraordinary effort for teaching professionals, who have to know, organize and program the new curriculum in a few days, which will negatively affect the correct application of the new law.
FSIE, in statements by its general secretary, Jesús Pueyo, expresses his disagreement with putting partisan interests before the quality of teaching: “teachers have not received any training to introduce in the classroom what is presented as a great change in education based on in a competency-based approach to teaching .
In the same way, it has not had the necessary time to be able to carefully analyze and choose the textbooks and materials for each subject, nor carry out the schedules, nor the necessary coordination meetings of the teaching staff” .
“Once again, professionals and management teams will have to alleviate this situation that is so detrimental to students by considering the 2022-2023 academic year as a transition course, working to the maximum for their students despite all the difficulties. A new effort after several very hard courses as a result of the pandemic from whose effects the school has not yet recovered ” says Pueyo.
On the other hand, in this course the calendar for the implementation of the “Organic Law on the organization and integration of VT” and its regulatory development or the Royal Decree Project that modifies the minimum requirements of the educational centers of Infant, Primary and ESO, whose first proposal was withdrawn by the Ministry itself last June in the face of numerous criticisms it received for its haste, content and, above all, for the lack of dialogue and negotiation on it. FSIE regrets that this important Royal Decree Project has not been debated in the framework of the Sectorial Table of Concerted Education.
To address these issues and others, FSIE has sent letters to the Ministry of Education requesting again the convening of the Sectorial Table of Concerted Education. Among the most pressing issues, FSIE highlights:
Forecast of the Ministry of Education of the increase in the economic modules of the concerts for the General State Budget Project of 2023 given the current inflation and solutions that are proposed to recover the loss of purchasing power of professionals, teachers and non-teachers, as well such as increased funding for the running costs of schools.
Guarantee that the aid of 200 million euros that is going to be distributed to the CCAA for the climatological adaptation of educational centers includes all the centers without distinction of their ownership.
Negotiation on the Royal Decree Project that modifies the minimum requirements of Infant, Primary and ES O centers with special attention to the ratios of students per classroom that necessarily have to go down.
Agree on a negotiation calendar to progressively deal with the numerous issues that the sector has pending and that the Ministry delays its treatment by not convening the Sectorial Table.
FSIE hopes that the Ministry of Education will immediately open dialogue and negotiation with the sector in a course with many problems to adequately apply the new law and with a worrying economic and political situation. Without dialogue it will be impossible to face the school year with a certain normality.