School dropout in Caltanissetta, Democratic Party: “One in ten students drop out of school before age 16”

Editorial Board
June 29, 2022 06:58

The news of the PNRR funds, which are addressed to the Nissene schools, and intended to combat early exit is a great sign of hope for our territory. All the statistical surveys show that in Caltanissetta the subject of growing educational poverty can no longer be exhibited. In Nissene schools, one fails at ten students before they reach the age of sixteen and one at four before graduation. We are one of the Italian provinces with the lowest number of graduates and even among those who have completed the cycle of studies, there are serious difficulties, evidenced by the results of the latest Invalsi tests. When this happens it is also due to the lack of training offerings that characterizes the Nisseno region. To achieve this, it is sufficient to remember that about 60% of the communes in the province do not have a public crèche and even where they are located – as in the commune of Caltanissetta – the available spaces are absolutely insufficient.
Confronted with this data, the availability of resources derived from the PNRR is without a doubt a chance not to be wasted. This is why we also believe that it is necessary to reiterate our proposals for combating educational poverty clearly:
1) the promotion of territorial education pact involving the administration and enabling schools to open up to the territory, to the associative world and to productive realities;
2) by strengthening the local social services the recruitment of professional figures (Psychologists, social workers, health assistants, socio-health and socio-pedagogical educators), assigned to priority areas of territorial intervention and suitable for promoting a socio-educational service of proximityvery vulnerable families and in particular those with a migrant background and with children with disabilities;
3) expanding the coverage of places in playschools for the full recognition of the rights of the child achieved through access to the exceptional economic resources specifically allocated by the Budget Act of 2021 for the five-year period 2022-2026;
4) a Maestranze 4.0 project, which strengthens the link between the fabrication of territory and the training realities, promotes innovation, digitalisation and highly vocational training. also through the creation of a highly technical training institute;
5) a package of measures dedicated to the university and targeted at the implementation of student services from courses active in the city, from free public transport to the evening opening of the library, through the creation of research laboratories and collaboration with local companies.
Elo, with the arrival of 4.7 million euros intended to combat early school exchange, these ideas must find a place on the political agenda of the city and the entire province. In particular, we believe it is necessary to work directly on the promotion of territorial education pacts that network schools in the territory, to intervene structurally and with continuity on social inconveniences, to activate the processes of inclusion, cultural barriers to abort, by urban regeneration and by contrast to educational poverty. In short, PNRR resources must enable our schools to be transformed into real social laboratoriesOpen in the morning and in the afternoon, community and reception areas.
We strongly urge all the municipalities in the province to take up this challenge and to commit all their energy on this front. To squander this opportunity would not only be a mistake, it would be a memorable crime against Caltanissetta and his young people. A crime we could not forgive.
Andrea Alcamisi
Circolo PD Guido Faletra
Carlo Vagginelli
Provincial Secretariat PD

The news of the PNRR funds, which are addressed to the Nissene schools, and intended to combat early exit is a great sign of hope for our territory. All the statistical surveys show that in Caltanissetta the subject of growing educational poverty can no longer be exhibited. In Nissene schools, one fails at ten students before they reach the age of sixteen and one at four before graduation. We are one of the Italian provinces with the lowest number of graduates and even among those who have completed the cycle of studies, there are serious difficulties, evidenced by the results of the latest Invalsi tests. If it happens to us also due to the lack of training offer that characterizes the Nisseno region. To achieve this, it is sufficient to remember that about 60% of the communes in the province do not have a public crèche and even where they are located – as in the commune of Caltanissetta – the available spaces are absolutely insufficient.

Confronted with this data, the availability of resources derived from the PNRR is without a doubt a chance not to be wasted. For this reason too, we are of the opinion that it is necessary to reiterate our proposals for combating educational poverty clearly:
1) the promotion of territorial education pact involving the administration and enabling schools to open up to the territory, to the associative world and to productive realities;
2) by strengthening the local social services the recruitment of professional figures (Psychologists, social workers, health assistants, socio-health and socio-pedagogical educators), assigned to priority areas of territorial intervention and aims to promote a community-based socio-educational servicevery vulnerable families and in particular those with a migrant background and with children with disabilities;

3) expanding the coverage of places in playschools for the full recognition of the rights of the child achieved through access to the exceptional economic resources specifically allocated by the Budget Act of 2021 for the five-year period 2022-2026;
4) a Maestranze 4.0 project, which strengthens the link between the fabrication of territory and the training realities, promotes innovation, digitalisation and highly vocational training. also through the creation of a highly technical training institute;
5) a package of measures dedicated to the university and targeted at the implementation of student services from courses active in the city, from free public transport to the evening opening of the library, through the creation of research laboratories and collaboration with local businesses.

Elo, with the arrival of 4.7 million euros intended to combat early school exchange, these ideas must find a place on the political agenda of the city and the entire province. In particular, we believe it is necessary to work directly on the promotion of territorial education pacts that network schools in the territory, to intervene structurally and with continuity on social inconveniences, to activate the processes of inclusion, cultural barriers to abort, by urban regeneration and by contrast to educational poverty. In short, PNRR resources must enable our schools to be transformed into real social laboratoriesOpen in the morning and in the afternoon, community and reception areas.

We strongly urge all the municipalities in the province to take up this challenge and to commit all their energy on this front. To squander this opportunity would not only be a mistake, it would be a memorable crime against Caltanissetta and his young people. A crime we could not forgive.
Andrea Alcamisi
Circolo PD Guido Faletra
Carlo Vagginelli
Provincial Secretariat PD

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