The newly appointed by Vox manager of the Public Employment Service of Castilla y León (Ecyl), Javier Moreno Espeja, has resigned this Monday after learning, precisely because of criticism from Vox, that his company Data Consulting has been in charge of teaching courses in equality and sexual education in more than 300 schools in Valladolid and that he himself had acted as a monitor in some of the talks.
Moreno Espeja has presented a brief letter of resignation in which he justifies his decision “to avoid any damage to the image of the party”, in reference to Vox, which controls the Ministry of Industry, Employment and Commerce of the Junta de Castilla y León and who appointed him just a couple of weeks ago, specifically on May 26 last. Sources from the Junta de Castilla y León have indicated to Efe that the party was unaware of Moreno Espeja’s relationship with the aforementioned courses, although the curriculum he provided to the press on the day of his appointment did state that Moreno Espeja was “partner-director of Datainfo y Asesores, S.L.”, based in Burgos and since 2007.
This resignation has occurred only a few hours after, in the plenary session of the Valladolid City Council, the only Vox councilor, Javier García Bartolomé, defended a motion in which he asked to paralyze the courses, considering that they were “ideological talks in the most Podemite style “, whose objective was to “indoctrinate” schoolchildren.
The socialist spokesman in the City Council, Pedro Herrero, and the mayor, Óscar Puente, have revealed that precisely the person in charge of the equality and sexual education courses taught in the schools and institutes of this city was the newly appointed manager of the Public Service by Vox of Employment of Castilla y León (Ecyl), Javier Moreno Espeja, through the company Data Consulting.
With this trick, the mayor has described the members of Vox as “a gang”, which he has asked to clarify why he thinks that the nearly 5,500 schoolchildren who have participated in these courses this year are “in bad hands” , when they are the same hands in which all the workers of Castilla y León are.
The mayor has highlighted that Moreno Espeja himself has “personally” taught these courses, in which, contrary to what the Vox leaders maintain, “sexual postures” are not taught, but rather principles inspired by the Constitution and that help schoolchildren to know the reality that surrounds them and to prevent cases of sexual violence, gender violence or cases of bullying, among other situations.
In the vote, 26 councilors who add up to the PSOE, Valladolid Take the Word, PP and Citizens have voted against the motion defended by the only Vox councilor, whom from the popular bench the councilor Irene Núñez has compared to a “driver suicidal, who circulates in the opposite direction and thinks that the rest are the ones who are wrong”.
For his part, the socialist Pedro Herrero has disfigured the Vox councilor who needs to “lie” to try to support this motion and has ironized with the possibility that Vox prefers to give “compliment workshops” because they understand that “profanity is not a crime “Instead of accepting that these equality courses, with sexual education content adapted to each age, have been in force in Valladolid since 1993.
After the municipal plenary session, the Valladolid City Council has informed that in a report prepared by the company awarded these equality workshops, Data Consulting, it states that some of the “greatest difficulties” for the development of these courses have to do with the “gender violence denial discourse” that they have detected among students and teachers.
They also mention in their report that another of the aspects that make the courses difficult is the “rejection of the LGTBIQ community and little intention of knowing the dimensions that make up sexual diversity”, together with the “rejection of the issue of equality, under the premise that it is something repetitive and very hackneyed”.
These courses are voluntary and promoted by the School Councils of the educational centers, with 313 requests from public and concerted schools in the course that is about to end, in which almost 5,500 students have received these contents.
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