The Resolution establishes “that in the exercise of their functions, the teachers in the educational establishments of the initial, primary and secondary levels and their modalities, of state and private management, they must develop teaching activities and carry out institutional communications in accordance with the rules of the Spanish languageits grammatical norms and the official guidelines for its teaching”.
“It is a measure that applies only to the contents dictated by the teachers in class, to the material that is given to the students and to official documents of the educational establishments,” they indicated from the educational portfolio.
The ministry also pointed out, among other reasons, that from the performance tests recently released with negative results in primary and secondary education “it appears that the greatest impact on learning occurred in language practices and language and literature, respectively.”
“The uses of language in language teaching in education are not areas where teachers can impose their particular linguistic preferences” and that “adequate language development facilitates learning, this being the basis of school performance,” the resolution’s preamble states.
To different “extraordinary measures” that the City ordered to reverse the results of the school evaluation tests, “is now added the regulation of the use of “e”, “x” and “@” by teachers during the teaching process,” explained the Buenos Aires Ministry of Education.
The portfolio that Acuña leads pointed out that it is “a measure to facilitate the way in which our boys and girls learn and acquire the language” and that “the Spanish language offers many options to be inclusive without the need to distort the language, or add complexity to reading comprehension and fluency.
It also points out the considerations made by the Royal Spanish Academy “which has maintained that “The use of the @ or the letters «e» and «x» as supposed marks of inclusive gender is foreign to the morphology of Spanish”.
In this way, the Buenos Aires Government imposes that “in the exercise of their functions, teachers must develop teaching activities and carry out institutional communications in accordance with the rules of the Spanish language, its grammatical norms and the official guidelines for its teaching”.