Rafael Cuesta: “Education and COVID-19”
With the announcement that the beginning of the school year of the Costa and Galapagos regime is ruled out for May, in a non-face-to-face mode, as had been anticipated by the COVID-19 epidemic, there will be more time to resolve the questions and concerns that have arisen about.
The curriculum proposed for homeschooling focuses on concepts and skills essential for pandemic times, with tutoring and pedagogical guides available on the ministry’s web platform, which is planned to be disseminated via mobile phone, radio and television.
Regarding private education, which in the country covers one million eight hundred thousand students and gives direct employment to eighty thousand teachers, and whose pensions range from $ 3 to $ 3,000, it is difficult to provide a categorical reduction in enrollment and pension values, as the subsistence of educational units and the ability to pay of its users, which is a reflection of the economic stagnation caused by the pandemic, must be involved.
An understanding is imposed between the parties, understanding each other’s circumstances, which results in collaboration and not in the advantage of one over the other, especially if there is inactivity.