Classes are cut, the school world is in turmoil: “Institutions should speak out for protests”

The coordination of teachers, Ata, Rsu, parents and students of the Province of Lucca is again heard with the institutions in the face of the cut of 49 classes in the area.

“Despite the approximately 200 billion allocated by the European Union for the Italian PNRR and the severe criticism highlighted by the pandemic, the government, the Ministry of Education and regional and provincial school offices do not seem to have clear needs of the community again. school., given the cut of 49 classes in the province of Lucca with respect to requests from schools and the unacceptable state of school infrastructure, given the state of classes (in some cases entire schools) still col · The complaints of the last few days from the teachers of the Liceo Paladini and the Committee of Parents and Teachers, born at the Chelini Institute in San Vito due to the possible cut in a class, are only the last cases that have come to the fore afterwards a long series of complaints and protests in front of schools of all levels by parents, students and school staff. We recall the protests at the Integral Institutes of Porcari, Camaiore and the Middle Valley and the reports at the Polo Fermi-Giorgi and the Liceo Barsanti and Matteucci for class cuts or mergers into multiple classes planned by the Ust in response to requests received. of the Institutes “.

“In some institutes, where the classes requested by those responsible have not been authorized, we will also have classes of 29/30 students and classes of more than 20 with 2 or 3 students with severe disabilities, in breach of current legislation (Decree of the Presidency 81), 2009), also in the field of safety and health – they continue from the coordination – In particular, with regard to the baccalaureate, there are greater inconveniences in the technical and professional institutes, characterized by a greater abandonment. school and therefore would require special attention to the problem of class overcrowding. In addition, we must not forget the constant postponements of the works in Paladini-Civitali and Carrara.that for the last three years continues to give lectures in containers or in inappropriate classrooms, and the recent move to containers also of the Liceo Vallisneri, to end with absolutely insufficient and inadequate spaces in the Polo Fermi-Giorgi, which after the change of location of the Giorgi last year with numerous critical problems encountered, there is a risk of removing the container from Fermi Square with new class trips to other already saturated locations. “

“It should also be noted that the staff of the Ata, assigned by law, is totally inadequate in some comprehensive institutions, for example 15 school staff were assigned to the Integral Pietrasanta II, compared to 9 complexes to manage -continue from coordination-. We consider this situation unacceptable, first and foremost for students, but also for school staff and for the protection of the right to education. All this at a historic time when the European Union is adopting an incoming expansive economic policy an unprecedented amount of public funds in the economy. It is clear that the mantra of ‘no funds’ for school, health and services is no longer held: what is lacking is the political will to direct them towards these sectors. It is absurd to continue applying the criteria for training classes and staff (teachers / Ata) provided for by the Gelmini Reform, which had as its sole objective to cut 8 billion euros in schools in application of austerity policies. As long as these criteria are in place, it will only be a matter of deciding how to distribute the cuts in the least painful way possible: we therefore refuse to wage war on the poor to unload on other schools the nuisances we do not want. to ours ”.

“Not only that, but the demographic decline will serve to cut classes and staff and not to reduce the number of students per class. Finally, separating the problem of class formation from the staff of teachers and Ata or those from the spaces is really absurd. How do you do more classes without the staff and Ata staff places? How do you do more classes without the right spaces? All this contrasts with the PNR which allocates 32 billion euros to schools and research which, however, will not serve to reduce the number of students per class and to expand the staff. That is why we ask the bodies in charge to act as spokespersons and take an active part in the demands of the school world.
to review the criteria and parameters, with reference to Presidential Decree 81/2009 which regulates the criteria for the training of classes and staff, critically evaluating the relative consequences on the formation of classes and the quantification of the staff, taking into account, instead, the needs and the importance of maintaining the quality of education at all levels and we ask those responsible for the Usr and the Usp to immediately anticipate, from the academic year 2022/2023, the compensations to be made in really useful in solving all these critical situations “.

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