Maturity, are you scandalized by the student with the shirt, but not for everything else?

So you are scandalized by the Sicilian graduate who is up to it State Exam T-shirt with the words “Italian school sucks”? And do not you think that it is much easier to crucify the eighteen year old, to stigmatize him as a panacea for all evil, instead of taking on the responsibility of a didactic drive now under the eyes of everyone? Why, as a faculty, do not start Responsibility have swallowed, observed and made ourselves all cuts that come from the rooms of the ministries obviously not willing to improve Italian public education? Why, therefore, continue tirelessly deSchool-work diversionso little useful if not very dangerous as some episodes have proven rich?

Why do the sub-types of civil war accept that the administration, in order not to spend money by paying professionals in the sector, spread to all teachers, and to the detriment of the lessons of the curriculum, as if they were being trained for the teaching of what is actually a specialized discipline of vital importance for the growth, education, and training of the new generations? Because without blinking an eye, accept to learn in the classroom feel Computer and Internet connection during administration asks to do the DiD? With what tools should you do it where the administration does not offer it? Why agree to bring tablets and laptops from home, or even connect to your personal internet lines to compensate for the widespread lack of school lines? Why pursue French unrealizable ministerial programs on the amount of extra-learning activities imposed by the various administrations that have followed in recent decades?

Why does he not open his mouth when professors and jobs are cut off? Because whether it’s 5, 10 or more working days, whether you have to drive 5 or hundreds of kilometers, you agree to go to the state exams, when for an internal commissioner the net salary is only 299 euros per class, so a barely partial refund , for many teachers, of the single fuel costs? Why we changed small bureaucrats Fill out forms to the detriment of time for the preparation of didactic paths, for the maintenance of relationships with students, for the quietness of any formative path that can be said to be authentic? And again: with such an absurd self-destructive impulse, it is assumed that the wage increases that are essential for the lowest paid class in Europe, to the Blackmail of a training useful only to the institutes appointed to offer it? And how is it possible to accept that the evaluation of this training is entrusted to the teacher bannen at your educational institution?

How did we get there, you? System of access to the profession an unspecified number of times, each time in a diametrically opposite to the previous and after a steeply descending parable, in the tension of a small handful of years?

The list could go on for a long time, namely: I invite all colleagues with honesty and a healthy (self) critical mind to continue in the comments with things that are not covered or only addressed in the passage in the article. The invitation I send instead to all my fellow colleagues, who, in the past, often press former revolutionaries, arsonists and protesters at the university, stigmatize the provocative gesture of the young Sicilian should be based on the pedagogical thoughts of professors such as Massimo BaldacciFull professor of general education at the Carlo Bo University of Urbino, who says: “The maturation of a critical skill is the general and long-term result of the whole school education, through the competition of the various disciplines, even of the whole school complex ( …) An important educator, Lamberto Borghi, He spoke of the school as a community of free doubt. I believe this is the guideline we are still enforcing today: cultivate the school not as a society, necessarily governed by top-down power relations and hierarchical chains, but as a community of free doubts, where there is a spirit of discussion. Power. free, open, tolerant, a little rich in all things “.

Personally I would like to thank this boy, because the result of his gesture, the courageous conclusion of his personal, authentic and appreciative commitment to civic and educational topics, is a debate that is definitely inspiring the network and the newspapers these days. : because it’s healthy controversypublic debate and open self-criticism that feed the societies that can be defined as democratic.

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