The state deputies of Mato Grosso approved, this Wednesday (8), during an ordinary session, in the first vote, Bill 1,821/2023, a government message, which establishes the Civic-Military Schools Program in the State of Mato Grosso. The matter generated extensive discussion in plenary and was approved with votes against by deputies Lúdio Cabral and Valdir Barranco, both from PT.
The bill, which has a favorable opinion from the Education, Science, Technology, Culture and Sports Committee, was approved in accordance with the original text. When discussing the matter, deputy Valdir Baranco (PT), classified the text as unconstitutional – according to him – as there is no such legal provision in the Federal Constitution or even in the National Education Guidelines and Bases Law (LDB).
In its article 1, the project states that the civic-military schools program is established in the State of Mato Grosso for educational institutions in the state basic education network to be selected according to criteria established in this law, with the purpose of promoting improvement in quality of education in primary and secondary education.
The government argues that the proposal is part of the creation and transformation of state schools into military ones, proposing that the shared management model be adopted in the aforementioned units, especially in relation to the quality of teaching and the school institution model.
Representative Janaína Riva (MDB) used the platform to defend the matter. The parliamentarian spoke of changes in the message that guarantee improvements in civic-military schools, such as that it will no longer be necessary for the school director to be an active military man, but could be a reserve military member or even a teacher from the Secretariat. of State Education.
Janaína Riva also highlighted that the project ends the quota in civic-military schools for children of military personnel or those appointed by directors by the Military Police Command or the State Fire Department. According to the deputy, based on the law, a selection process will be carried out, under the responsibility of the State Department of Education, for admission to the civic-military school.