Deputies call for including cost of books and supplies in the Education Pact
SANTO DOMINGO. The Chamber of Deputies approved yesterday a letter signed by its president, Abel Martinez, in which he requests the inclusion in the Education Pact for Educational Reform the issue of the cost of textbooks and school supplies due to the fact that what they understand to be the eagerness for making money from the sale of these items outstrips the power of acquisition of the families and that these are changed without any clear academic criteria.
The letter is addressed to the Economic and Social Council (CES), the Governmental Education Committee and the Technical Committee for Support of the National Pact for Educational Reform.
The letter says that “it is a high priority to include and to discuss in the debate the issue of excessive speculation in the field of teaching, constituting a highly negative factor that impedes the successful implementation of the plans for our education being the motor for development and progress of the Nation, for a quality education for all girls and boys.”
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