The Puerto Rico Education Foundation (PREF) will meet on Saturday, October 24 to the six candidates for governor so that school communities throughout the country know the ideas and projects for the public education system, the executive director of the organization, Enid Marie Reyes, reported this Sunday.
“For us, as an entity that supports public education, for teachers, students, their parents and all members of the school communities, it is essential to know what are the plans that the six candidates for governor have for the Department of Education. At a time when we experience a public health emergency, we need to know how this crisis will be addressed so that educational services to students continue. It will be a space for broad dialogue and detailed discussion of their educational plans, ”Reyes said in writing.
For the forum, an alliance with NotiUno 630 and MT Group that bears the name Let’s talk about education, the six candidates were invited; Eliezer Molina, independent candidate; Alexandra Lúgaro, for the Citizen Victory Movement; César Vázquez, from the Dignity Project; Carlos “Charlie” Delgado, from the Popular Democratic Party; Juan Dalmau, for the Puerto Rican Independence Party; and Pedro Pierluisi, from the New Progressive Party. The event, which will be translated into English and will have a sign language interpreter, will be broadcast at 9:00 in the morning by NotiUno 630 and by the station’s Facebook pages, as well as the PREF at @predfoundation. The moderator will be Francisco Bartolomei, who is a collaborator of the radio station in the am quadrant.
“The education of the current generation is the future of the island. That is why it is a neuralgic issue and this forum for students, parents and teachers to listen to the views of the candidates, ”said Alex Delgado, director of Programming at NotiUno.
Each applicant will have time to present their proposals and will answer 3 to 4 questions. Some of the topics that will be discussed are the criteria for the selection of the Secretary of Education, Law 85 of Educational Reform, the salary scale for teaching staff, teacher retirement, the curriculum in public schools, among others.
Puerto Rico Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that emerged in November 2017, after Hurricane María, to strengthen, innovate and transform Puerto Rican public education, as well as manage a projector to promote initiatives aimed at education, teachers, students and school communities.