Italy threatens to leave without help those who fail to complete the compulsory education cycle


Meloni’s government allows the use of mobile phones in schools for educational purposes only

The strong hand of Giorgia Meloni’s government is already reaching Italian education to end one of the major problems, school dropout, which affects 13% of students. The Minister of Education, Giuseppe Valditara, announced this Thursday that only those who have completed compulsory education can benefit from citizenship income, the equivalent of the minimum vital income in Spain, so that they can increase their chances of finding a job and so leave to be a weight on the state’s bills. This item will be greatly reduced in next year’s Budgets to disappear completely in 2024.

For Valditara, it is “immoral” that those who “have not finished or done school but are not working or studying” receive this payment of about 500 euros per month, he said in a clear reference to the so-called ‘ninis’. “It is morally unacceptable, it would mean legitimizing or even rewarding a violation of the law,” he stressed, recalling that the legislation requires students to complete the training cycle up to the age of 16. “We believe that anyone who interrupts it illegally should be forced to complete compulsory education. In the case of people with a higher education diploma, but who are unemployed, they should follow vocational training,” the minister announced. Those who do not agree with this demand “will lose their citizenship income or any social assistance measure that replaces it from 2024”.

According to data from the Italian Ministry of Education, of the more than 364,000 young people between the ages of 18 and 29 currently receiving this assistance, 11,000 have only completed primary education or no education at all, while 128,000 have only completed secondary education. age of 13 years. This makes it very difficult for them to find a job.

Valditara, a member of the League, one of the parties that make up the conservative coalition that supports the executive, already made it clear what his priority would be by adding the surname “y del Mérito” to the name of the ministry that he has been directing for a long time. month.

With that same strong hand, Meloni also wants to solve the problem of mobile phone use in the classroom. “You have to keep them out of the classroom,” the minister announced in an interview with Rai, justifying his decision by the need to guarantee students and teachers study time without distractions.

If Rome’s executive eventually specified this idea with a law, it would follow in the footsteps of the French authorities, which in 2018 banned the use of these devices in education centers for children under the age of 14. While in Italy they are only allowed in theory if they are used for educational purposes and under the supervision of a teacher, the reality is that teachers have a hard time preventing boys from picking up their cellphones in the middle of the class, as they do not have the support of the ministry.

He published a decalogue four years ago that opened the doors to the use of these devices in the classroom by stating that schools “should promote the development of digital teaching methods” and that it should be teachers who set the “modes and most appropriate times » about its use.

Source: La Verdad


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