Concern in San Benito due to the closure of a private school that leaves a hundred students without a bank

85 boys attend the school but they planned to exceed a hundred because they had decided to expand grades. The lawyer explained that the institution houses many students with some learning problems for various reasons. “He has a lot of autistic kids, with attention problems,” she said. The educational modality is based on neuroscience.

The provincial government had granted him economic aid of more than $1 million for the acquisition of a 3D printer. Indeed, on July 23, 2022, the Minister of Government and Justice, Rosario Romero, delivered contributions to institutions of the Paraná department for a total of 1,249,781 pesos, to be used for the purchase of construction materials, clothing, labor and machinery. The founder of the Gabriela Brimmer School, Mariela Milocco, thanked the institution for the contribution it received on that occasion and explained: “This will allow us to buy a 3D printer so that primary school children can develop their projects with this tool. In addition, we want to frame it within a prosthesis project that is much needed for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis”. Therefore, the question that Scime asked herself is why she was given that money if later they were going to order the closure of the establishment.

Scime recalled that there was a meeting between the director of Private Management of the CGE and the union of private teachers (Sadop) where they asked her not to close the school. She responded verbatim that she did not want to get stuck with the legal representative. “But the same CGE authorized it. You have to go back. But they harmed rolete when you can return to that same act and correct that issue by changing the legal representative. But there is no way for that to come to fruition,” she remarked.

Through a letter entitled “We implore the CGE to safeguard the rights of children and employed persons”, Scime highlighted that the drastic measure was taken to partially prevent the continuity of the Gabriela Brimmer School, and suggestions to the parents of children attending the same that allow us to notice the intention of definitive closure. “We go back a long time, during another management, when it was authorized to operate and we find that Ms. Mariela Milocco has been accepted as a legal representative by the Education Council, despite lacking a background and/or knowledge about education and school institutional management, as required in Chapter II of Resolution No. 0240”.

“During these three years or so, we have adopted a prudent, reflective and progressive position on petitions to the administrative authority, but currently we find ourselves with the possibility of applying a measure that we consider excessive, when it is certainly possible to prosecute the legality to the educational unit. If we analyze at least superficially the sociological repercussion of the decision ordered by the authority, we notice an important condition for various agents that are involved, all of them with their legal rights of equal relevance for their protection: children, employed workers and those who fear that their rights will become illusory after the termination of employment”, he remarked.

“The inadequacies of the legal representative are the consequence of the inadequacy for the exercise of the role performed. The aforementioned qualities are precisely required in support and guarantee of competence for the position, so it was possible to envision the negative results of the present. We wait expectantly for the evaluation of an alternative that is more respectful of the rights of the affected social group, through an act that corrects the manifest irregularity,” Scime said in the letter.

“The CGE says that it will rearrange. How is he going to rearrange if there are not even gardens in San Benito? There is no quota and there are no institutions of the quality that they appreciate. Many parents opt for private schools. They force them to take them to public schools, which is not bad, but it has to do with violating the right of parents to choose,” said Scime.

Questions to the legal representative should be resolved by changing to the same. Scime used an example: a bad apple in a drawer is solved by removing the bad one only, but not by throwing away the whole batch.

Resolution

The “repeated irregularities” detected in the operation of the Initial Level Educational Unit No. 256 and in the Gabriela Brimmer Elementary School No. 262, in San Benito, led the General Education Council (CGE) to prohibit the enrollment of students in 2023. It is a privately managed public educational institution, and incorporated into official education in 2019 and 2020.

From the monitoring carried out by school supervisors, “numerous and severe irregularities” were detected, according to the text of resolution No. 4,668, of last November 22. These irregularities, the norm indicates, constitute “situations that clearly put the educational trajectories of the boys and girls who attend both establishments at risk, since their rights to access to quality education are violated,” according to El Entre Ríos. .

Thus, and after “analyzing and systematizing the qualitative and quantitative data from the exhaustive work in the territory from the supervisory role (…) and from the technical teams, the Legal Affairs Department reached the following conclusions: erroneous concepts and procedures persist in different organizational and curricular dimensions, even receiving repeated explanations, accompaniment and permanent advice from the Directorate of Private Management Education and after two instances of warning to regularize the situation”.

When reviewing the “most notorious irregularities”, the CGE resolution points out in relation to the “pedagogical-didactic dimension: little and/or no evidence of learning in Mathematics, Language and other areas of the compulsory curriculum at the primary level. Absence of planning that guarantees knowledge in each grade/cycle of primary schooling, which prevents the acquisition of basic knowledge, common from a perspective of the democratization of knowledge. Scarce evidence of progress in the notebooks and/or folders, presence of isolated activities, which lack connection and depth, which account for daily improvisation due to the lack of professionalism of the personnel in charge and the precarious academic training. Evidence of development of extracurricular spaces and dynamics that are not within the schedule corresponding to the mandatory curricular box at the initial and primary level.

Regarding the responsibility of the management and teaching staff of the Gabriela Brimmer School, the CGE resolution cites the National Education Law No. 26,606, and states that they “are agents of the State and must guarantee the teaching of socially relevant knowledge and skills ”. And that they are obliged by law to “comply with the guidelines of the educational policy of the Nation and of the respective jurisdiction.”

In this context, Education understands that “the rights of boys and girls to receive comprehensive education with equal opportunities that aims at the development of all dimensions of the person are directly violated.”

Regarding the “socio-community dimension, there is also inconsistency in the way of approaching the processes of educational inclusion of students with disabilities; modes of intervention with little adjustment to national and jurisdictional regulatory frameworks. Regarding the administrative dimension, there is also a constant change of management and teaching staff, which makes it difficult to observe their performance in a sustained manner and has a negative impact on the quality of teaching”. To this are added claims by teaching staff for unpaid wages.

In addition to the intervention of the school supervisors, “numerous presentations from families of students requesting intervention from this body (the CGE) regarding issues that afflict and worry them as they are inherent to the quality of teaching and care policies were added. that should be guaranteed by the institutions.

Concern in San Benito due to the closure of a private school that leaves a hundred students without a bank