Are there still multi-classes?

Democratic Party senator Andrea Marcucci has asked Education Minister Patrizio Bianchi to ask what initiatives he intends to take “to avoid” multiple classes and staff shortages.

Which in particular is not a secondary issue, says Senator Pd, as it turns out Lucca Live“Article 2, paragraph 2, provides that the total payment is to be defined annually at both national and regional level, taking into account the legal structures, curricula and hourly rates provided for in the enforceable regulations, based on certain criteria, which include demographic, geomorphological and socio-economic aspects, the articulation of the educational offer, the distribution of pupils into classes and complexes and the characteristics of the school buildings. Further provisions identify the maximum number and minimum number of pupils per class, with the exception of the sections that welcome students with disabilities and for schools located on small islands, in mountainous areas, in areas inhabited by language minorities, in areas at risk of youth deviation or by the significant presence of students with special needs Characterized by learning and school difficulties ”.


However, if you take into account the demographic trend, it is intended to “progressively reduce the number of classes formed under this legislation. The criticism that arises from the reduction of classes that national territories are manifestly manifested in the mountainous and internal territories, while the criticisms gradually extend to the contexts around the urban areas and especially in the cities. and vis-à-vis the reduction from the number of authorized classes, the recourse to the formation of overcrowded classes increases.

Now, Marcucci writes once again, Minister Bianchi reaffirmed “the need to address the issue of the relationship between students and teachers in a structural way, starting with the reforms contained in the NRP, which are part of the mission. To reduce the number of pupils in order to overcome the classroom and the size of the school network in order to overcome the school problems in the civic areas, in the interior and in the valley schools.

However, there is currently a real risk that it will be impossible to have effective and inclusive education throughout the national territory.

And so Senator Marcucci asks “what urgent initiatives does the Minister intend to take to prevent the persistent reduction in the number of classes in the internal and peripheral areas of the country by structurally focusing on the size and number of the Classes intervene. As required by the Pnrr, so that balance is guaranteed to enable an adequate response to the needs of the most disadvantaged territories “.

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