translated from Spanish: Controversy over the CABA government’s recommendation for winter in classrooms

The recommendation of the Buenos Aires government for parents of students who must attend school with the polar wave decreed by the National Weather Service generated controversy since it suggested carrying “a blanket” for the cold. “Cold days are approaching, so we want to tell you some suggestions and actions that we are taking so that the school and the classrooms continue to be the best place for boys and girls to continue learning,” begins the message that arrived by email. 

The message was sent by the education ministry to the community and highlights some of the measures to be adopted, such as that the heating will be on permanently and that “pedagogical activities that involve movement” will be proposed.
It then indicates, as a recommendation, that students “bring to school several layers of light clothing superimposed, in addition to diver or sweater, scarf, gloves, hat and jacket. They can also bring a blanket.”
The criticism of the Minister of Education of Buenos Aires, Soledad Acuña, multiplied on social networks due to the situation of schools that do not have heating. The teachers’ union Ademys criticized the decision of the government of Horacio Rodríguez Larreta because “to the exposure to the contagion of Covid are added all the diseases resulting from the cold.” 

Original source in Spanish

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