Spain’s government on Monday announced it will introduce a law that will make teaching English in schools even more difficult, after years of criticism from education advocates.
The Spanish government said it will make Spanish teaching less “transparent” by restricting access to the internet, and will also allow the use of “specialised technologies” for learning.
Under the law, students must pass a test to get into a Spanish-language school.
But the government will also have the power to “require” teachers to give students specific, specific lessons or content.
It also says that teachers who fail the test will face criminal sanctions.
The Education Ministry said the law would “make it easier for teachers and school staff to hide their professional identity from their students.”
But the Spanish government faced criticism from the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who told the El Pais newspaper on Sunday that the new law was not enough.
In addition, Spanish President Juan Ignacio de la Madrid said the bill is not the answer to all the problems faced by Spain.
Rajoy said the country must not be judged by the number of laws it passes, but rather by the success of its education system.