Emphasis on school autonomy, but without ever isolating the institutions, which must instead always be open to comparison and mutual improvement: the message comes from Minister of Education Patrizio Bianchiduring the National Festival of Civil Economy that he was against a for three days Florence To support issues of active employment policy, sustainability, social inclusion, peace, education and training, including development and the future of health after the pandemic.
Attended by the holder of the instruction the ministers of infrastructures Enrico Giovannini, for the family Elena Bonetti, of work Andrea Orlando.
More autonomy, more self-expression
“Strengthening the” scholastic autonomy” has a positive side – said Bianchi -: it allows everyone to express their abilities, their enthusiasm, their conditions, everyone to their best”.
“The disadvantage is that if the autonomies remain isolated, we can never give the idea of a growing country, because the country is growing.”
A concept that does not isolate schools, which wants to protect schools in less advanced territories, where the support of institutions is limited: without the support of society, the gap to schools risks further (as an organization and structures) in fact to increase. And also that of the teaching staff. In short, they risk becoming second-class schools.
The south is too far behind
A risk that would affect many schools in the south. Last July the Invalsi produced data on the skills of Italian students rather disappointing for some regions: at the end of the second cycle of education, Students who do not reach the basic level in Italian exceed the threshold of 60% in Campania, Calabria and Sicily. And always the national evaluation institute declared this in the last year “in mathematics Students below level 3 achieve 70% in four regions (Campania, Calabria, Sicily, Sardinia). Still in the same regions 60% of students do not reach B2 in the reading test and 80% in the listening test“.
According to Bianchi, “more intersections are needed and the civil economy is fundamental to this. It is a strong request that I make to the whole world of civil society and the civil economy, because adopt your own school and connect it with others“.
The spirit of the three days in Florence
The concept expressed by the number one of the dicastery of Viale Trastevere is perfectly in line with the spirit of the three days in Florence: by working together and engaging “in good company”, some speakers argued, we can respond to global shocks such as such as the pandemic, the wars and the climate emergency, finding answers in the best practices implemented by the “ambassadors of the civil economy”, i.e. citizens, companies, municipalities and virtuous schools.
Minister Andrea Orlando said that “with regard to the citizenship income, we agree that it is not an active work policy, but an instrument to fight poverty. As for the active policy, it should be remembered that 5 billion is foreseen in the NRP.
To conclude the three days in Florence, Leonardo Becchetti, director of the festival and co-founder of NeXt, emphasized that “the civil economy teaches us that in the face of the many global shocks that are now part of our lives and their economic consequences on us Life we are not alone and we cannot be alone. By working together and ‘in good company’ we can respond and find answers”.