Fierce debate in class over instruction to discuss assault on Christina Kirchner

Fierce debate in class over instruction to discuss assault on Christina Kirchner

Fierce debate in class over instruction to discuss assault on Christina Kirchner

It was proposed by the Education Sector of the Government of Buenos Aires; The opposition considers it an attempt at political indoctrination in schools


silver.-“I hate. I hate you. He hates it. He hates us. You hate the challenger.’ The message, accompanied by a black and white vignette, is part of a document prepared under the title “Thinking and Living Democracy” that was circulated The province of Buenos Aires, which has provoked the rejection of sectors of the opposition because it was seen as a new attempt to generate indoctrination in the classrooms.

This is the instruction manual for it depicts attempted assassinations in schools v. Vice President Cristina Fernandez de KirchnerA national holiday declared by President Alberto Fernandez.

The document – presented in a didactic sequence for high school students – was compiled by Georgia Head of the educational region 25 which includes the parties of Bolivar, Azul, Olavaria and Tapalque.

The vignette is taken from an illustration Michael Rep.From the newspaper Página/12, belonging to the October Group, led by a trade unionist Victor Santa Maria.

He was faced with a refusal by the opposition, who interpreted the document in this way Trying to indoctrinate thinking in public schools, The General Director of Culture and Education answered that document “It is a guide material that provokes reflection on the system of democratic values.”

In the classroom

The instructions suggest creating circles with students in the classroom to encourage face-to-face debate and In a situation of equality.

Round after round, the text offers a cartoon analysis of a cartoonist rapping about hate with a catchphrase that ends with “He causes,” an allusion to Christina Kirchner’s gun-toting assailant. After reading, students are asked to think: “What relationship do you find with what happened on the night of Thursday, 9/1/2022?” Referring to the moment of the attack on the vice president in the neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Recoleta.

Next, it is recommended to thinkWhat is an assassin? and report that “Assassination is the killing of a person in an important position, usually a political or religious figure. As a rule, the killer has a motivation Ideological or politicaland intention provoking a political crisis or to eliminate the adversary that he considers an obstacle to the implementation of his plans”.

Then it is suggested to listen to a note about the assassination attempts in the history of Argentina, which was published in the book Diary page 12.

It also offers to consider a fragment of the farewell speech of the former president of Uruguay José “Pepe” Mujica and an analysis of the International Day against Hate Speech.

Under the slogan “Hate speech is expression that creates a climate of intolerance that promotes discrimination, hostility and violence. It is important to remember the basic rights of children and adolescents: to live free from violence, harassment and violence, the right to use the Internet, communicate with peers and receive information. Offered as an activity for students. Reflection How many victims of hate speech are recognized? When? where by what means

Finally, students are also invited to express their opinion: What role do you think the media plays in generating and perpetuating hate speech?

Not all parents welcomed the proposal. “Starting from the premise that school is for education and not for imparting ideology, we think that It would be better if schools set aside a place for reflection on Fridays instead of making holidays. said María Victoria Pérez Parma, referent of Bolivar’s Organized Parents.

“The decision of the 25th educational region to allocate teaching hours to topics Obviously, the political tone is a big concern for families. Our boys and girls cannot continue to lose days or hours of class. “Education is the only means that allows us to rise socially and, therefore, be free,” said the representative of the non-governmental organization.

Pérez Parr added: “We must lead by example. Seeks peace and equality To all and with all, always excludes violence in all its forms and against all of us who are part of this society.”


The document has also been hotly contested by national and provincial lawmakers together for change.

“We see alarm Statements from both the highest provincial educational authorities and the political-union group that dominates the structure of the General Directorate of Culture and Education directly and inversely link alleged hate speech to opposition figures and their political spaces, critical media. with justice. To draw a perfectly defined line with the discourse chosen by Kirchnerism”, the opposition said.

“It is one thing to work towards a peaceful and pluralistic coexistence, It is quite another to point to critical voices such as Instigators of heinous crimes. Acting in this way is an anti-democratic and authoritarian attitude,” the statement of “Together for Change” reads.

Yesterday, the General Director of Culture and Education, Alberto Sileoni, suggested that every school should be put up with an inscription with the legend: “A territory free from barbarians. A hate-free zone.”

Deputy Christian Ritondo He accused Governor Axel Kitsilof of sending instructions to classrooms, arguing that if schools were not closed, they would turn them into centers of hatred and Kirchnerist militancy.

Alexander FinokiaroThe “Together for Change” MP denied that the criticism was aimed at stifling discussion in schools. “On the contrary, we want all voices to be heard in the classroom,” he replied.

until, Fernando Rovello, Buenos Aires Provincial Legislator for Together for Change., asked the governor: “For Kitsilof, there is no education without indoctrination. He doesn’t care about shaping the future, he cares about setting the story in the classrooms.”

Source: La Nacion