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Ciudadanos proposes extending compulsory education up to 18 years of age and equating teachers' salaries upwards

MADRID, 6 May.

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Ciudadanos proposes extending compulsory education up to 18 years of age and equating teachers' salaries upwards

MADRID, 6 May. (EUROPA PRESS) -

The national spokesperson for Ciudadanos, Patricia Guasp, has proposed the extension of compulsory education from 16 years to 18 years, to fight against school dropout, "compared to the educational models of the 20th century of the PP and PSOE."

In a ceremony held in Madrid, Guasp stressed that "Spain's pending issue is an 'educational revolution' that guarantees quality, equality and freedom".

Specifically, Ciudadanos has explained that the extension of compulsory education up to 18 years of age would follow the German or Portuguese model, in order to tackle school dropout and the lack of job opportunities for young Spaniards, who register "the highest unemployment in all of Europe ", as well as that" each student will be able to choose whether to complete their educational stage with studies of Baccalaureate or Vocational Training.

This 'educational revolution', as the Liberal spokeswoman has pointed out, is also committed "to equality and salary dignity for teachers", since for Guasp "it is necessary to put an end to the differences between autonomous communities and between public education and the concerted one".

"We will equate all salaries upwards so that the teacher's work is recognized throughout Spain," explained Guasp, who also announced Ciudadanos's commitment to "a unique selectivity throughout Spain that works."

Along these lines, the national spokesperson for Ciudadanos has stated that "neither the PSOE nor the PP have wanted to guarantee equal opportunities for Spaniards in accessing the university, maintaining a system that generates enormous inequalities and injustices."

In addition, Guasp has announced that Ciudadanos proposes a "university loan for high-quality higher education at 0 interest for two years for those students who cannot afford undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing education studies", which the beneficiary may repay in 15 years. when their salaries exceed 26,000 per year.

On the other hand, Guasp has highlighted that the educational revolution will strengthen educational centers with nurses and mental health professionals.