Secondary schools described as "an advance" the increase in weighting of the ranking of grades for university access

In a meeting held with the vice president of the Council of Rectors, Juan Manuel Zolezzi, the student spokesman Moisés Paredes pointed out that educational policies "cannot be tailored to the emblematic ones, but should be considered in most schools."

The rector of the University of Santiago and vice president of the Council of Rectors of Chilean Universities (Cruch), Juan Manuel Zolezzi, met with representatives of the National Coordinator of Secondary Students (Cones), who valued the decision to increase the weighting of the ranking of high school grades for admission to higher education.
Student spokespersons, led by Moisés Paredes, described the measure promoted by Cruch as “an advance” and pointed out that “it is for the benefit of the most vulnerable establishments”, although they detailed that the objective of the student coordinator is to eliminate the PSU.
Meanwhile, the vice president of Cruch, Juan Manuel Zolezzi, valued the attendance of the students and asserted that the university body “wanted to know the opinion of the students after the day of reflection that they had this weekend, mainly on topics such as the admission process, the ranking of grades and the PSU ”.
The Cones spokesperson explained that the student organization determined in its assembly last Saturday, “that the implementation of the ranking is an advance as a palliative measure of access to higher education institutions, but we also declare that our objective as coordinator is to eradicate, once and for all, the PSU, a test that makes evident the socioeconomic and content difference of the establishments throughout the territory ”.
Likewise, the representative of the secondary schools distanced himself from the opinions held by some so-called emblematic high schools. "The positions of high schools such as the National Institute are legitimate and respond to spaces of internal democracy, however, (in Cones) we understand that educational policies cannot be tailored to the emblematic ones, but that a majority should be considered of schools that have been forgotten for years and that had not been considered, ”Paredes pointed out.