November 23, 2018 – 01:04
The law was sanctioned yesterday in the middle of protests by trade unions from the sector and the parties on the left.
During strong protests and only with the ruling party's vote, the Buenos Aires legislative authority approved yesterday the creation of UniCaba, a proposal backed by Teachers' Unions.
The law was approved thanks to the support of the 34 lawmakers of Vamos Juntos, as none of the other blocks of the enclosure supported the initiative, on a day that was marked by a 24-hour school strike.
Outside the building, fighters from teacher unions, student centers and left-wing groups maintained a strong concentration against the initiative and clashed with members of the city police.
There was a strong security operation in the area, so the legislature remained completely enclosed and MPs had to go around sixth on Thursday at their offices a few hours before the start of the project to be treated on the site.
During the session, which was closed to the public and could only be attended by rectors of 29 teachers, the opposition questioned the operation and funding of UniCaba.
Carhernism called for "an end to hypocrisy," and believes that with this law, the ruling party "is trying to build a model based on the fact that the student is an individual entrepreneur and the teacher has to be disciplined."
"I want a city where students are trained for life, not for the market," said legislator Leandro Santoro of Unidad Ciudadana.
Representatives of Evolution meanwhile stressed that the university was not a "solid budget" because the decision had decided to change the original initiative and keep teachers in the first proposed abolition project. "Before that, UniCaba's funding came from the 29 institutes, that was the only thing the project was stable at, and now we do not know where the money comes from," said Leandro Halperin. They also believed that the new organization would "not be able to compete with the training centers" already in the city so that these higher institutions would "disappear with a blow".