Bullrich about schools seizure: “There is no legitimate claim”
Buenos Aires, September 30, 2012
Buenos Aires Education Minister Esteban Bullrich compared the claims of school students conducted in 2010 with current, ensuring that the latter are not legitimate.
“In 2010, there was a legitimate claim, because it was a claim for construction problems. In that case we scored it was a bad way to claim, but the claim was legitimate. Now there is not a legitimate claim,” the official said on the radio, as reported M24Digital.
He added: “Our main goal is that the education system, through its authorities, to recover. We need to return to school to be a place of respect that seeks to teach. The worst way to defend an institution is closing it.”
“First the students said we wanted to close the night shift, then we wanted leaving teachers without hours. There has been a lot of dialogue. It has happened that I have met with students from schools not seized, and after the meeting, they did it. What matters most to me is that the school is open. We will continue to call for rationality, because they are destroying the public schools,” the minister said.
Bullrich said the dialogue is not interrupted, but linked the protests to “leftist groups and sectors related to Kirchner”, who were present at the march held in the headquarters of the Buenos Aires Ministry of Education.