Legislative Commission To Study Education
A special commission of the Legislative Assembly was created this week to analyze the country’s education system and make recommendations for its improvement.
The commission will take three months to generate ideas to improve the quality, fairness and equality of Costa Rican education and its financing, according to congressman Mario Redondo, of the Social Christian Unity Party. This deadline could be extended as the commission works to propose bills and establish or revise initiatives for changes to the system, he added.
The proposal for the commission arose after a series of forums on the topic coordinated by the Ministry of Public Education and the National Council of Rectors, according to proponents Redondo and congresswoman Elvia Navarro, of the Patriotic Bloc.
Education is fundamental to the future development of the country, in the fight to combat violence and in the formation of quality Costa Ricans, Redondo said.
Before any improvements to education can be made, it is essential legislators pass a fiscal reform bill, Navarro added.
You may be interested
Of snow, kindness and Northern Lights: a Costa Rican in Manitoba, CanadaGustavo Díaz Cruz - December 14, 2017
My mom named me Gustavo Adolfo. I was born in Puntarenas, next to the sea, but my home was in…
Response to disaster: aid successes, struggles in post-Maria Puerto RicoJohn McPhaul - December 13, 2017
As Costa Rica joins many other nations in looking back upon the horrendous 2017 hurricane season, longtime Tico Times contributor…
Looking back at Hurricane Maria: the initial impactJohn McPhaul - December 12, 2017
As Costa Rica joins many other nations in looking back upon the devastating 2017 hurricane season, longtime Tico Times contributor…