HISTORICAL ABSTRACT

I WORLD CONGRESS ON EDUCATION (1990)
"Free Schools: Free Men"



Having been organized by the recently created COMEP, the I World Congress on Private Education was held at Sao Paulo, Brazil in July 1990.
At the closing ceremony, the President of the Sao Paulo State Educational Entities Union (SIEEESP), the host entity, read the Letter of Sao Paulo to all free men from all over the world:



LETTER OF SAO PAULO

We, the representatives of Private Education of Latin America, North America and West Europe, including members of COMEP, meet at the city of Sao Paulo (Brazil), on the occasion of the I World Congress on Private Education, on this fifth day of the month of July, 1990, to asses our fundamental aims addressed to those National States, world schools with authentic vocation of freedom and all men to whom freedom constitutes the essence of original dignity:

1. Freedom is born with life.

2. School is where the practice of freedom develops and acquires hierarchy.

3. Any school which does not conform itself as a free entity cannot be an instrument for freedom development.

4. Schools should not be conditioned except by the same process of free election.

5. By means of taxes perceived, National States do have the responsibility to create Schools promoting freedom and the free election for underprivileged citizens.

6. In order to assure free election, the school should be:
a. Absolutely transparent, regarding curricula and aims and a real option for research, development and professional practice. b. Precise and detailed in its financial mechanisms and functional regulations.

7. Accreditation committees should establish ethical regulations for quality evaluation, without interfering with school internal matters, showing rankings which allow parents to have free appreciation.

8. In developing countries, priority should be given to educational assistance, in order to prevent misery and supply mankind with the necessary competences to take advantage of natural sources.

9. Education for life means creative freedom and participation in the universal and technological development.

10. There will be free men only if schools are free.

DR. EDGARDO DE VINCENZI, PRESIDENT OF COMEP,
DR. JOSÉ AURELIO DE CAMARGO, VICEPRESIDENT OF COMEP AND
LIC. KATARZYNA SKSINCA FROM POLAND AT THE OPENING OF THE
FIRST WORLD CONGRESS

AUTHORITIES PRESENT


• Edgardo Néstor De Vincenzi
• Perpetuo Lentijo
• R.P. Horacio Gutierrez
• Alex de Jorge
• John Pucciano
• Victor Ordóñez

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