Congress of Principal Andis: good teacher recruitment reform, but not enough Pnrr to restart the whole system

Andis – The funds approved by the Pnrr could prove to be another missed opportunity to re-launch the Italian school system: from the recruitment of teachers over the investment in the nursery centers and playschools, to the renewal of the Building materials and the fight against early school leaving, the government would have invested exceptional resources and tools to mark a turning point, which is primarily cultural in a country like Italy, where for politics, education is only a passive cost and not an instrument for to train future generations. This, in summary, is the message that will run from the eleventh congress of the National Association of School Managers from today until May 14 in Pimonte (Naples).

Andis is the largest and oldest professional association (non-union) of school managers, it was founded in 1988 and today has registered more than a thousand school managers in all regions of Italy.

In his introductory report, President Paolino Marotta addressed the “need to address the issue of low learning outcomes and early school leaving by investing more in learning investment to make it more personalized and motivating”.

In the opinion of Andis, Marotta explains, “the reform of the recruitment system in the initial and continuous training of teachers launched by the government by decree law of 24 April 2022 n.36 in the context of simplifications for teachers, goes to the right.the implementation of the PNRR.

In terms of resources for baby centers and playschools, “we discover today that the investment provided for in the PNRR is limited so that by 2026 a number of spaces will be available, so that an increase of approximately 228,000 new places between crèches will be “Schools and childhood. I believe that at this rate it will be difficult to tackle educational poverty and reduce inequalities.”

Negative judgment also regarding the school buildings: “There is no national plan for the requalification and modernization of the school buildings, which solves both the security problem and the pedagogical and didactic functionality of the learning environment. With a document from 2021, we informed the Minister of Education that the 800 million fund provided for in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan for the Structural Rehabilitation of School Buildings would certainly not be sufficient in relation to the declared objectives, because the construction stock of the Italian school contains 43,000 buildings and most of them are in an advanced state of disrepair or in an area with seismic and environmental risk “.

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