The objective of the educational system is to secure specific functions, including: strengthening the legitimacy of the Civil State, nurturing critical thinking, stimulating intellectual freedom, producing knowledge, developing capabilities to manage demand, and keeping pace with the transition process by integrating post-school training. The social considerations posed by the current economic crisis allow for the focalization of education on its economic and political functions. Basic education becomes compulsory and free up to middle school, and free up to high school. The state will cover costs of education in contracted private schools, provided they commit to a unified curriculum and to conditions that facilitate integration across social classes and sects. Uncooperative private institutions will be treated as commercial establishments. Higher education will also be restructured to match the needs of the economic transition.