barrage of parents will switch children to public school


1 in 3 households with school-age children in the City of Buenos Aires do not have the technological resources to face virtual classes

While analyzing the protocols for the return of classes, the 44% of the Buenos Aires families will reduce education expenses and 28% of parents with children in private schools they plan change them to a public school.

This percentage would imply an extra demand for 84,280 open jobs in establishments of the City of Buenos Aires, according to a study by the People in Movement Observatory.

Under the name “Quality of Life during the Covid-19 CABA Crisis”, the report reveals that in the southern districts of the City almost half (49%) of parents with children in privately run schools They plan to change their children to a public school.

“In primary school, 4 of the 5 neighborhoods with the highest number of students per school are in the south of the city (Villa Lugano, Villa Soldati, Villa Riachuelo, Barracas),” the report indicates. And he adds that “the 3 neighborhoods with the largest number of children per classroom, also at the primary level, are in the south of the city (Villa Lugano, Villa Riachuelo, Nuevo Pompeya)”.

Regarding the vacancies, he adds that the lack of them “are the ones that partly explain that 51% of the City’s enrollment are students who attend privately run schools.”

A percentage of parents will change their children to cheaper private schools

The study adds that 71% of private establishments receive some type of state subsidy.

To the 44% who plan to cut spending on education, we must add 16% who plan to change them to a cheaper private school, while 41% are willing to keep the current school.

Lack of vacancies and technological resources

In addition, 36% “of households with school-age children do not have the technological resources necessary to face the virtual classes, which affects approximately 1 in 3 households with school-age children in the City of Buenos Aires, “he indicates.

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71% of private establishments receive some type of state subsidy

“The lack of vacancies and the emptying of public education is the policy that has been carried out for more than 12 years in the city and taking into account these numbers, it is urgent that we work responsibly to guarantee the education rights of all the girls and girls in the city, “emphasized the coordinator of the Observatory and national deputy for the Front of All, Gisela Marziotta.

On the other hand, the study indicates that “older adults are the ones who are lonely going through the quarantine, since 33%, that is to say 1 in 3 are going through quarantine alone or alone and 42% of them reported having a worse mood during the isolation

However, those who claimed to have further worsened their mood were young people: one in 2 (52%) under the age of 35 reported having worsened their mood during the quarantine.

Regarding the quality of sleep during compulsory isolation, “52% of porteños are sleeping worse” and “among young people (16 to 35 years old) the percentage rises to 60%”; from 36 to 50 to 53%; from 51 to 60 to 48%; and more than 60 to 40%.

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