Castilla y León’s proposal to have a university entrance test for the entire national territory has again fallen on deaf ears this Wednesday. That’s how the president of the board felt, Alfonso Fernández Manueco, who, after meeting in Madrid with the Minister of Education, Pilar Alegría, assured that “for now” there is “an absolutely insurmountable difference” between the two positions.
The positions of the two administrations are far from being “very different.” The regional leader showed that he is convinced that Castilian and Leonese are getting closer. “This is not the line of work” of the central government.
However, as he already did by letter in November, when Pilar Alegría again accepted the education portfolio, Fernández Mañueco expressed to her the need to have an exam to enter higher education, not only because it is “technically possible but also because it is “fairest and guaranteed to be better and provides equal opportunities to all students to access the university.
“It fits perfectly with the unique university district, which is in Spain,” he defended, and, therefore, he once again insisted that the Ministry sit with the communities to “progress” in this regard.
In other matters seen by the president of the board, declared a greater willingness to dialogue and an agreement, while in this case the door seems to be closed for a while. In addition, the regional leader offered the minister the possibility of “exporting” the entire national education system to the Castilla y León model, “based on merit, ability, and effort,” because it is “a PISA benchmark” and “also highly valued” by the education authorities.
Improve internal coordination and dialogue among the autonomies to improve the emotional health of students or co-finance education children from 0 to 3 years These are the other proposals that Mañueco put on the table.