- [razones/motivos/causas] las razones que alegó para justificar su ausencia the reasons he cited o put forward to justify his absence alegó que no oyó el despertador she claimed not to have heard the alarm clock rechazó el trago, alegando su embarazo she refused the drink on the grounds that she was pregnant
- 1.1 (AmL) (discutir) to argue alegar
dealgo to argue aboutsth se pasaron toda la noche alegando de política they spent the whole night arguing about politics alegar conalgn to argue o quarrel withsb 1.2 (AmL) (protestar) to complain, to gripe [colloquial/familiar], to moan (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] no alegue tanto y póngase a trabajar stop griping and get on with some work le dieron todo lo que pidió, alega por alegar he was given everything he asked for: he's complaining for the sake of it alegar poralgo to complain aboutsth
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The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.