From high school of made in Italy to less years of study: the parties’ proposals on school

There school tomorrow finds a lot of space in almost all the programs of the parties and alliances that will compete in the elections on September 25th. If for the right and for the electoral cartel of Matteo Renzi and Carlo Calenda the fixed points are forms of indirect support for private schools and training courses that create more work arms than brains, the Democratic Party focuses on increasing the salaries of teachers and free and compulsory kindergarten. A little everyone wants to change the school cycles to end the training course one year in advance. The League proposes a disturbing monitoring against what is now one of the obsessions of Salvini’s party: the “gender theory”.

Let’s see in detail what the parties propose:

  1. + Europe
  2. Center-right coalition
  3. Brothers of Italy
  4. Come on Italy
  5. Italexit
  6. Italia Viva – Action
  7. League
  8. 5 Star Movement
  9. Democratic party
  10. Possible
  11. Popular Union
  12. Green Europe – Italian Left
On civil rights, the party programs are at opposite poles

Egalitarian marriage and Zan bill for center-left parties. No from the center right. The interventions in favor of people with disabilities are instead more shared, even if in some cases not very specific

The first important fact that stands out in the + Europe program is a net increase in public spending on training, university and research which would go from 0.5% at present to 1.5% of GDP. To make young Italians more competitive, Emma Bonino’s party proposes to redistribute the total training days in order to lower the total years of study, which would go from 13 to 12 to allow Italian students to access universities at the age of 18, as happens in most of Europe.

A well articulated point is thecontinuous and structured guidance offered to young people, an important tool for channeling talents and skills and able to act as a bridge between school and the world of work, also involving the companies themselves. Furthermore, in line with the European labor market, + Europa proposes the integration of the European certification system and the skills acquired in order to be able to spend them in all Eurozone countries.

Center-right coalition

The center-right framework agreement provides for the elimination of precarious work, a building push thanks to the funds of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (Pnrr) and a enhancement of technical and professionalizing professions: a school that trains workers rather than thinkers and innovators.

Brothers of Italy also foresees one rescheduling of school years to be able to finish the cycle of studies at the age of 18 and be able to enter the world of work as soon as possible. The latter is seen as a market for professions and trades necessary for the community and instrumental to the “Italian System”, even providing for the establishment of a new high school: the high school of Made in Italy.

Giorgia Meloni focuses on sport and extracurricular activities (the sport that according to the communicators of her party should correct “deviations” such as anorexia and obesity…), Which must be strengthened and accessible to all. What is not specified is what money they must be paid with, since no increase in public spending is envisaged. In line with the whole center-right and with Italia viva-Action, the essential point is reiterated protection of private schools for which there are vouchers that can be spent by families in the various school structures.

The Forza Italia program provides a massive building intervention to be implemented thanks to funds from the NRP, but you also work to purify the air and a wireless microphone system for deaf or hearing impaired students. A substantial change is expected in the way of teaching: the classic figure of the teacher will turn towards a coaching and tutoring service. This is the idea that Silvio Berlusconi’s party has of the teaching of tomorrow. As for the Brothers of Italy, the recognition of the freedom of choice of families is supported through the school voucher for private schools. To mitigate a markedly corporate position, the program foresees the institution of the school psychologist starting from primary school and even one hour of emotional education.

Italexit has a “wide and varied” program: in a few lines they present dozens of relevant topics not highlighting any implementation tool and leaving the deepening of each theme until after the elections. But they are certain of one thing: they do not want dangerous and confusing “gender theories” in schools.

Also for Italia viva-Action the age at the end of the cycle of studies must be raised to 18 years parallel to a clear action to contrast school dropout. As for Forza Italia and Fratelli d’Italia, there must also be a ticket between Matteo Renzi and Carlo Calenda freedom of educational choice between state and private schools. Much importance is given to the concept of skills mismatch: the difference that is created between pupils’ preparation and the demands of the world of work.

From high school of made in Italy to less years of study: the parties’ proposals on school