Encarna Cuenca (Albacete, 1958) is the president of the State School Board, the highest advisory body of the Government on educational matters, in which professors, parents, students, centers, experts and members of the state, autonomous and local administrations are represented. She was named last February at the proposal of Isabel Celaá and since then she has coordinated the opinions on controversial regulations, such as the Royal Decree that allows you to pass and obtain the title of ESO and Bachillerato without having approved all the subjects.
Cuenca defends this measure as a way to avoid "stigma" of repetition, which, in his opinion, harm "at an emotional level" the student. "A simple note does not help the student," she defends. "Learning goes far beyond suspenders."
From his experience as primary school and high school teacher observes that Spanish students have problems of reading comprehension. "Adolescents are not used to reading, they have a need for immediacy that accentuate new technologies," he denounces.
School absenteeism affects, according to Pisa, between 25% and 28% of students. Basin appeals to "a social commitment" to reduce it, involving the entire environment of the student. It puts as an example the posters in the neighborhood of Alicante, who urge neighbors to call the police if they see minors outside the school. Or the Board of Children of the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia, which involves children in Gypsy Ethnicity and their families in the museum. It is what is known as "proximity learning" and goes beyond school.Updated Date: 03 August 2021, 18:28