May 14, 2022 6:58 pm

The deputy head of the Buenos Aires Government crossed Javier Milei for his proposal to “voucherize” public education

The deputy head of the Buenos Aires Government, Emmanuel Ferrario, pointed out today against the recent sayings of the national deputy for Libertad Avanza Javier Milei, after the economist called for the rich to voluntarily finance public education for the poor through a voucher system. “It only serves to deepen inequality and is the opposite of what we seek,” considered the city official.

Ferrario joined the discussion by public school and posted a Twitter thread where he crossed over to Milei and asked to set aside “Political Chicanas and Tribune Proposals”.

“This week public education was at the center of the scene and I would like to express a couple of ideas regarding this important debate that we have to give in educational matters, without falling into political chicanes or tribune proposals,” Ferrario began his post.

“The main problem of the debate ‘Public education: yes or no?’ it is that it comes from a mistaken preconception that people choose public school as a last option. From the City, we always work so that public schools equalize opportunities and do not deepen cracks”, continued the official from the cabinet of Horacio Rodriguez Larreta.

“For this reason, reading the national deputy Javier Milei to propose a “voucherization” of public education is very worrying. It only serves to deepen inequality and is the opposite of what we are looking for”, he launched against the liberal economist.

Earlier this week Milei considered that the public education “it works like a brainwashing machine” and stated: “Regardless of the management, whether it is state or private, they are training people to be slaves of the state religion.”

In dialogue with A24, The economist raised the idea of ​​implementing a “voucher system” so that citizens can choose where to study.

As detailed, in his system “society decides that there is a State, then money is collected to finance everyone’s education, and there each one receives a voucher (voucher), and with that voucher freely decides in which institution to study.”

After that, he clarified: “They are all going to be tariffed, but you can use the voucher to go to the one you want, state or private. And in the process, all institutions they will have to compete and that generates a better service. This works in Sweden.”

It was in this context that Ferrario defended public education and highlighted that in the city of Buenos Aires 56% of students attend a state school. “In other words, without this option, more than half of our children and young people would be left out of the education system, a total of 348,000 students,” he concluded.

And in relation to this, he concluded: “In Argentina, there are 10 million children who go to public school, to learn content, but also to train as citizens. I know, because I was one of them and I would never be in favor of a public policy that cuts the wings of those who seek to progress.

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