Interview with Rosa Estarás, European Parliament member of the Popular Party

This week the European Parliament’s Petitions Committee debated Spain’s new education law, known as the Celàa Law. The debate was prompted by complaints from education associationsthat have been brought to the attention of European organisms. Rosa Estarás, MEP for the Partido Popular, was in this debate and explains in El Balance of Federico Quevedo, the main points of discussion.

The talks, according to the deputy, were very intense with the participation of five platforms related to education. These platforms demanded, among other things, pluralism and freedom of choice of schools. The MEP added that the law had begun to be discussed during the pandemic without the participation of the educational community and experts: “it has been done behind the backs of common sense”.

Special education centres

On the subject of special education centres, a topic that is very present in the debate on this law, Rosa Estarás defended inclusion with the permanence of these schools. “What comes first is the interest of the child and there will be some who will be able to go to ordinary school and others who will not,” said Estarás.

Listen to the full interview in the following audio:

Full interview with Rosa Estarás, MEP for the Popular Party.

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