The Canary Islands support the measure and consider it “necessary and important”.
MADRID, July 20 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Autonomous Communities of Madrid, Castile and León and Cantabria have criticized that the Autonomous Communities are the ones who bear the costs of integrating teachers of technical vocational training with those of teachers of educational sciences, asking for help from the Ministry of Education to take on the budget increase that this measure entails.
The VT teachers who can request this integration, which would be approved by royal decree, are those who belong to subgroup A2 and have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent for the purpose of entering public service or teaching, according to Transfer this Wednesday the Ministry for the Autonomous Communities during the Conference of the Education Sector.
After holding the Education Sector Conference, the Autonomous Community of Madrid has asked the government to fund measures in education matters, such as the conversion of specialist teachers for vocational education (FP) into teachers for compulsory secondary education (ESO).
These are changes introduced in the regulatory developments of the Organic Law amending the LOE (LOMLOE) and the Organic Law on the Organization and Integration of Vocational Training (LOOIFP) and as noted by the Autonomous Community of Madrid “Its permanent legislative changes are not supported by the necessary economic endowments, which is a serious handicap for the autonomous communities,” the Ministry of Education and Universities said in a statement.
“The principle of institutional loyalty states that when a state norm imposes a greater burden on the administration corresponding to the development and exercise of that competence, that administration must be endowed with sufficient economic resources; however, the Ministry of Education and Training ignores this principle in all its regulations,” stressed the Deputy Minister for Education Policy of Madrid, Rocío Albert, after attending the Education Sector Conference.
The meeting took place this Wednesday and the Ministry of Education and Training presented as the only item on the agenda the draft Royal Decree regulating the integration of the teaching staff of the body of professional teachers to be abolished in the body of secondary school teachers.
To this end, various royal decrees will be modified in relation to the non-university teaching staff, a regulation which, according to the community led by Isabel Díaz Ayuso, “is not accompanied by the corresponding budgetary allocation and which for the Madrid region will mean between 10 and 12 million euros” .
The state government, says Albert, “is of course not opposed to this legislative measure that allows teachers to be paid the same salary for the same work, but it is absolutely necessary that it be budgeted for in order to be able to carry it out”.
From the Autonomous Community of Madrid, they have highlighted that already with the development of the Celaá Law, the Autonomous Communities had to expect an increase in spending on various concepts, such as changing curricula and textbooks, “something that the Autonomous Community Madrid has forced to provide 50 million euros to acquire the new teaching materials for the ACCEDE program, one cannot be invited to a party and then the guests are the ones who pay for the pleasure,” assures the deputy Minister .
CYL PLEASE DON’T REPEAT THE “I INVITE, YOU PAY” FORMULA
Similarly, the Minister of Education of the Junta de Castilla y León, Rocío Lucas, defended in the education sector conference that the autonomous communities “are not the ones who have to take on the budget increase” resulting from the king’s request decree on integration of vocational training teachers for technical professions.
Lucas, who attended the conference by telematics, urged the Ministry of Education and Training “not to repeat the ‘I invite, you pay’ formula to which it has become so accustomed in the Autonomous Communities”.
At the meeting, the Minister of Education of Castilla y León reminded the ministry that these changes “require a budget allocation that the municipalities should not take on” since “this decree does not come from them”.
“It’s not the first time,” Lucas recalls, of the central government “regulating situations that ultimately fund regional governments.” “It is enough to repeat the formula that I invite and you pay”, he condemned.
Likewise, Lucas has requested information on when the government expects this royal decree to come into force, since “effective integration depends on it” once each autonomous community raises the appropriate call for integration.
The new regulation brings “more unknowns”, he warned, “until temporary teachers who do not meet the qualification requirements can continue working”, an aspect for which Rocío Lucas has also called for “clarity”.
The minister of Castilla y León has not forgotten the FP teachers in the concerted centers who “deserve equal treatment that will lead to a budget increase that will also affect the autonomous communities”.
Cantabria welcomes the measure but regrets the lack of funding
Although it believes that the settlement is “fair”, the Cantabrian Regional Government regrets that “again it is the autonomies that will have to bear the full costs”, which in their case “will be around 800,000 euros per year”. .
In this sense, the Cantabrian Minister of Education, Marina Lombó, has shown her satisfaction with this measure, which she has described as “an historic request” from the technical FP teachers, which, in her words, “is fair and will help strengthen” these teachings.
As detailed, there are currently 550 FP subject teachers in Cantabria and it is expected that around 95 per cent can be integrated into secondary education by meeting the necessary qualification requirements.
Also considering the beneficial integration for the teachers themselves, for VET and for the education system as a whole, he criticized that the Ministry “never planned to collaborate with the Autonomous Communities to finance this measure”.
At this point, he recalled that the increases in remuneration were set retrospectively as of January 19, 2021, the date on which LOMLOE came into force, and “no autonomous community could have foreseen these amounts”.
“Once again, the Autonomous Communities are left alone with the financing,” complained Lombó, who called on the ministry to “make an effort” and to “concretely” think about these increases in the next general state budgets.
THE CANARY ISLANDS CONSIDERS THE MEASURE “NECESSARY AND IMPORTANT”
For its part, the Ministry of Education of the Government of the Canary Islands this Wednesday supported the Royal Decree project for the integration of specialist teachers of vocational training (FP) in secondary education, considering it “necessary and important”.
This was highlighted by sources from the Canarian Ministry of Education to Europa Press after the sector conference on July 20, chaired by the Secretary of State on the subject, José Manuel Bar Cendón, who explained the aforementioned Royal Decree to the Autonomous Communities .
For the Canary Islands, this measure is “necessary and important” for the VT teaching staff and is also seen as an “improvement” for these teaching staff.