Recognition of science in the new Constitution

Recognition of science in the new Constitution


Reality has shown that our education, especially public education, is in crisis and that we are practically stagnant in science, technology, knowledge and innovation. The challenges we face as a society and humanity require actions different from those already taken.

Today, a draft Constitution that will contain the institutional bases for a new social agreement that will guide our destinies in the coming decades is in full design and discussion. We do not know if this Expert Commission will formulate proposals on Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation in the new constitutional text. Failure to do so would be an omission that would mean the loss of a valuable opportunity for the country.

Evidence has shown that these are key tools for achieving full and balanced economic and social development; State policies are required in strategic areas such as Education, Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation. Although the Expert Commission has the primary challenge of proposing basic principles and norms, this Constitution is also an opportunity to design and propose new mechanisms for the generation of State policies in these strategic areas. One idea to evaluate could be to entrust the legislator with an autonomous entity with constitutional and financial guarantee to formulate and support its development, so that its fate does not depend on the contingent proposals of the government of the day.

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