translated from Spanish: Ministry of Education announced it will support bill to sanction «political indoctrination» in schools and kindergartens

25/11/2019 14:44:17
«We will support parliamentarians from Chile Vamos, in a bill that seeks to incorporate as a ‘serious violation’ the spreading of partisan political tendencies,» said chief of portfolioMarcelculos.

Education Minister Marcela Cubillos made an announcement during this day that they will support the sending of a bill that prevents and sanctions schools and kindergartens where «political indoctrination» occurs.

All this, according to the Mineduc because of the allegations they would have received of this kind in the last month marked by social demonstrations. to minors, this after receiving a series of complaints about such cases.

«We will support parliamentarians from Chile Vamos, in a bill that seeks to incorporate as a ‘serious violation’ the spreading of partisan political tendencies in educational establishments, and in this way the repeated non-compliance with this prohibition could mean the loss of official recognition of the establishment,» the portfolio holder said.

He added that «the political indoctrination of children in schools, by those who are called to educate them, is a form of violence and violation of their rights, and therefore in addition to the actions we have pushed through the Superintendency of Education and Advocate of Children, we will officiate to the INDH», stressed the Secretary of State.

On the other hand, according to Cooperativa, Cubillos added that «we have always defended schools as spaces free of violence, and this is a form of violence. (…) less visible than a white jumpsuit throwing a Molotov, but it’s violent to see kindergartenchildren repeating, as if it were a game, political slogans that an educator teaches them.»

In this way, in addition to the project, the Ministry announced that they will ask the Children’s Ombudsman, to contribute to know what protection measures have been brought.

In addition, we know the actions taken by the Superintendency of Education on the basis of the allegations that would have been received and hand in hand with this, officiate to the National Institute of Human Rights (INDH).



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