Congress extending term of the MP high school for more 60 days

Students occupy schools, universities and federal institutes are contrary to MP and advocate greater reform debate.
16/11/2016 11h31 - Updated 16/11/2016 11h31
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The provisional measure (MP) which deals with the high school reform, MP 746/2016, will have more 60 days to be discussed in Congress. The extension was published today (16), in the Official Gazette. Thereby, Congress will have until mid-January to vote the measure.

The extension of the MPs of appreciation of time is provided in the bylaws of the National Congress. According to Resolution 1/2002, the extension occurs when an MP has a vote closed both the House of Representatives and the Senate within 60 days.

Presented by President Michel Temer on 22 of September, high school MP to more flexible curricula and gradually extends the school day.

According to the provisional measure, near 1,2 thousand hours, half of all high school time, They will be allocated to the mandatory content defined by the National Database. In the rest of training, students can choose from five paths: languages, mathematics, natural sciences, humanities – model used also in the division of the evidence of the National High School Exam (one) – and technical and vocational training.

The measure also gradually increases the workload of high school for 7pm daily or 1,4 one thousand hours per year.

Students occupy schools, universities and federal institutes across the country are contrary to MP. Both they and educators advocate a greater debate on the reform of high school and criticize the changes through provisional measures.

But the federal government argues that the MP is due to the urgency of changes in this educational stage that focuses the worst indicators of basic education. The reformulation step was already under discussion in the House of Representatives through the Bill 6.480/2013. The MP contains some design cues.

In poll promoted by the portal Senate E-Citizenship, but of 71 thousand people demonstrated against MP, while more than 3,8 thousand declared in favor. The data are from 12pm Wednesday (16).

Last week, a survey commissioned by the Ministry of Education to Ibope showed 72% Brazilians are in favor of a reform in high school. According to the survey, 24% They are against reform, 3% not know and 1% did not answer.

Source: Agency Brazil


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