August 31, 2020.- The regional deputy and spokesperson for the Education, Universities, Culture and Sports Commission, Lorena Hernández Labrador (PP), has expressed her concern «at the chaos that seems to continue to be implemented in the Ministry of Education», points. Hernández Labrador maintains that at this time more than ever the Government of the Canary Islands must have a specific and programmed roadmap, «because we are living in a moment of uncertainty about what the return to the classroom will be like with numbers of infections that are growing every time more in our country, and in our archipelago”.The spokeswoman explained that this concern extends to the entire educational community, teachers, fathers, mothers and students, «who are undoubtedly the great losers of this pandemic, although it seems not even the regional government cares, much less the government from Spain». Hernández Labrador has indicated that although the Government of the Canary Islands claims to have a Plan A, B and C for the return to school, «we must know its characteristics in detail, as well as the decisions that are going to be made in the event of a possible source of contagion». . In addition, he also asked about the control that is going to be made in the face of absenteeism in the classrooms by those families who are considering not taking their children to school, and in the face of a possible growth in early school leaving, «a situation that does not we cannot and should not let it continue to increase in the Canary Islands ”,
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In relation to the Universities, the deputy has not hesitated to point out that «we are faced with an absent Minister, while students from the non-capital islands must decide whether to rent a flat or not, or if they are going to have to go to face-to-face classes or they will have to stay at home. In short, once again we find ourselves in a chaotic situation”. Hernández Labrador has indicated that «it is our responsibility that on September 15 the return to the classroom is safe, and the school year begins with all the security guarantees.» For all this, he has asked that PCR be carried out on the entire educational community, the possibility that they can also help through the tracking application, and has defended the figure of school nurses, «a vital role for the management of this pandemic».
Lastly, the deputy did not hesitate to wish the Minister luck, «because her luck will be that of the entire educational community,» she says.