NOTE OF SCHOOL POLICY FOR THE NEW ADMINISTRATION – Piacenza is starting a new administration and many problems, old and new, arise when setting up a program for the coming years. There are many needs to be met, both in terms of maintaining the territory to ensure a balanced living environment, as well as for its development, which is associated with rapid change, driven by the production system and the ever-innovating more implicating citizenship as a whole. .
The soul of this planning is an intangible asset called training, embodied by specific places dedicated to so-called formal education, but also by other social subjects that express a non-formal education that have traveled in parallel in the past. , but today they must increasingly integrate their action, because it is necessary, in addition to guaranteeing the right of the people, to qualify the development of the same territory in different directions, starting with the basic training, to go to work and to qualify. further towards adult support, in an inclusive and participatory perspective.
This restart is in a rather happy period due to the presence of funding from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, covered by European funds that the Piacenza has already provided resources for various needs: the security of school buildings, the construction of innovative Schools that go beyond that. the old approach of frontal education and takes into account the value of technologies and an activity that puts the schools themselves at the service of the whole community. There is already some money on hand, let’s spend it on really innovative projects.
The perspective of this plan is therefore that of the cooperation, of “Territorial Education Pact”, which the municipality realizes the direction of an operation in close relationship between the services and citizens, small and large, as also through the recent Ministry arrest is required. to the opening of summer schools, which include summer centers, Grest, etc. The plan proposes several other actions that must be prepared to face together: the resources to combat the spread and recovery of learning in fragile subjects and areas have already reached schools and canteens and gymnasiums are already funded; I intervene on the front lines of technical and vocational training, at higher technical institutions, to increasingly balance the demand and supply of jobs, to connect with the development of the university system, which has become truly impressive in Piacenza.
The first strategic goal is to consolidate the two poles in the city: that of childcare services, with innovations such as the spread of the English language, with that of the first school cycle, so-called Comprehensive Schools, which lacks piacenza and those for reasons of general rationalization of the system, they must be implemented quickly. The entire city must be covered by these services in order to have a homogeneous distribution that is both growing and qualified, so that children can enter before the age of three and leave at the age of 14 after completing the basic training cycle.
In the second cycle, the training offer is enriched, both for direct relations with the world of work, as well as for finding the addresses that want to make new professional skills: high school musical, ecological transition, biomedicine, as well as new technical. -professional addresses must engage with regional training centers to build the “dual channel” that opens up for non-academic tertiary education, to adapt skills more and more closely to the evolution of professional profiles.
Once you have gone through the improvement of the structures, the study courses form the cultural choices for the development of the community, and we come to the conclusion that most directly concerns the formative and social aspects, i.e. the start of a multicultural Piacenza; Here, the commune can not only take care of well-being, but must also create the conditions for a good integration and also improve society as a whole, as it changes from within. Let us take an example from the Piacenza schools, which have shown without much help that multilingualism and multiculturalism are a value for the whole community, which the Piacentine also realize. Immigrant associations and the many religious communities that have sprung up in our territory must not be places that claim places and rights, and think of living in a reality that they suspect, but the community needs the maximum expression of achieve nationality as a whole. of freedom, participation and training.
Gian Carlo Sacchi