Recovery, controversy over the distribution of funds against early school leaving. Criticism of Bianchi by the directors of the South and also by “his” committee of experts

In the school “Ristori” of Fork (Naples), the one frequented by Annalisa Durante when she died by mistake of a shot, the manager Stefania Colicelli does everything and more for pull the kids off the street. He is looking for resources everywhere, he has created a reading pact for the zero-six range “because prevention is done there”, he is trying to build a center for children. But from the bottom of the National recovery and resilience plan against the dispersion he did not receive a penny. So, in Tor Bella Monaca, at the “Francesca Morvillo” high school where this year the money for the summer plan (which had not been assigned last year) but nothing came from the PNR. At the “Villaggio Prenestino” institute in Rome there are many migrants, many refugees and probably not children of notaries and doctors, says the director. Giusy Ubriaco – but all this was not enough to get the long-awaited funds.

These are just a few of the thousands of schools which are not on the list of those who will receive the resources. A plan of 1.5 billion: the first 500 million (assigned in these days) intend to finance projects in 3,198 schools with students aged 12 to 18; the rest would have to go to schools of other grades. They went to the North Center 244 million, to the south 256. To define the methods of distribution of funds is the Ministerial Decree 170, of 24 June last. The document is clear: the 500 million are divided according to criteria calculated from the latest data State available regionally: early departure rate of the education and training system in the age group 18-24; number of students primary and secondary schools in the reference region; Rate of presence of foreign population; Rate of population without a diploma secondary in the age group between 25 and 64 years and numerous families. Then, the resources distributed by regions follow the rate criteria fragility of learning calculated byInvalsi and the number of students enrolled in the educational institution.

Indicators that do not fit many directors and others, so much so that a storm has broken out. Against the Minister of Education Patrizio Bianchi many school leaders lined up who were left with the party in hand but also the working group appointed by the same minister to give directions on the dispersal, the mayor of Naples Gaetano Manfredi and regional gaming councilor Elena Fortini. Two were also sent to Viale Trastevere parliamentary questions: one of Sandro Ruotolo and the other of Victory Housechairman of the House Culture, Science and Education Committee, has recently passed with Luigi Di Maio.

In particular, the directors raise criticisms of the plan. Valeria Sentili it is clear: “It is absurd that there are schools in the historic center of Rome, attended by social classes very different from my students, who received the money. An example: the national boarding school. The criterion cannot be that of paper. There is a disconnect with reality, who is in the ministry does not know ”. The manager questions the criteria identified: “With us the dispersion rate is not high but because we invent everything to break it.” Listen to them and their teachers for the toughest kids have come up with a plan ad hoc lessons: they go to school with personalized courses “but they need funding for pay these teachers and if they don’t get there … ”.

Colicelli is also surprised: “I am waiting for a clarification. We are in difficult territory. I am a catalyst for funding. In our city Bianchi has also signed an educational pact with the Bishop and other subjects but all this now runs the risk of dispersing ”. The principal tries in every possible way to keep the boys in school: one has even been invented training course with dogs, but that PNRR money would have served. And there are also criticisms from political leaders in the Campania capital. Councilor Fortini told The morning: “Those who work against dispersal have been excluded.” The mayor has announced that he will call Bianchi. To lend a hand to his teammates is Ubriaco: “In recent years I have been forced to beg to offer a enrichment of the formative offer of my school. It is discouraging to see that thousands of euros have been given to schools in the center of the capital and not to us, who are literally on the road. They say that among the criteria is the Invalid data but my school figures have improved (and thankfully) but always remain at a low level. So doesn’t it make sense to try to bring a suburban school the same as one in the historic center? Net of the dispersion rate, the social context should be monitored. “

Scontenta is also the number one of the “Majorana” institute in Spinaceto: “We principals have no thanks, but at least they would listen to us. We will need a service conference that will allow us to discuss. ” Meanwhile, the committee he himself had implicated in this affair went on to fire on Bianchi. Ludovico Albert, the former Deputy Minister Marco Rossi Doria, the teacher Franco Lorenzoni, Andrea Marmiroli, Vanessa Pallucchi, Don Marco Pagniello and the sociologist Chiara Saraceno they have sent a letter to the teacher in Ferrara where they talk about “very difficult schools excluded” and a decree that “allocates resources but does not define who, what and how to use them.” According to experts, the guidelines on territorial alliances to combat inequalities were not taken into account and the criteria for the commission were simplified. According to Rossi Doria and others, the incidence of students with special educational needs and the presence of young people Neet.

He does not forgive the minister, not even the ministerFlc Cgil that through its national secretary Francesco Sinopoli it was immediately heard: “The allocation of PNR resources to contrast dispersion is incorrect in method and substance. 500 million euros distributed among about 3000 schools, without any involvement of those who work every day in school, without dialogue with the unions and, we learn, without consideration of the same indications offered by the working group appointed by Bianchi ” . Sinopoli is especially harsh: “A resource allocation made without any preventive context analysis of schools and the detection of needs and detached from their specific and autonomous planning, which determines the exclusion of entire school communities for years committed to the fight against the phenomenon of dispersion in neighborhoods and geographical areas especially exposed ” .

The only one who moves away from the minister’s only criticism is, on the other hand, the president of the National Association of Directors, Antonello Giannelli: “Another billion euros are on the way. There is a lot of money for everyone, if you need to plan to manage it. Anyone who has to say anything about the criteria should have done so before, not now. In the year 170 they are well defined ”.

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