Education minister Wert gets rough reception in Tenerife at reopening of La Laguna cathedral


José Ignacio Wert is the minister of education, but his ministerial portfolio is “education, culture and sport”, and as culture minister he was in Tenerife yesterday for the reopening of the newly renovated cathedral in La Laguna. Above is a video of the most significant parts of the clamour that awaited him, a protest staged against his education reforms.

For those who don’t know about the “Wert law”, it’s an education reform by the governing conservative (PP) party that among other things would put religion back into the curriculum, increase state funding for schools that segregate the sexes, and prioritize Spanish to the cost of Spain’s regional languages. More controversially, perhaps, various measures of the law pave the way, some say, for privatisation of the entire education system.

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