Government crisis, what changes for school and university? What are the points that are open

There The end of the Draghi governmentat least in its full functions, besides throwing the country back into uncertainty, among its direct consequences will also have that to slow down, if not completely stop, decisions and measures expected in the coming months. As with the expected election period will have a fate to be deciphered.

School, university, education in general naturally they do not escape this dynamic. What is so measures on the ground that risk being skipped or postponed to a date to be defined? We have tried to identify the most important ones.

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Recruitment of teachers, is the reform likely to fail?

One of the most pressing issues on the table is certainly to give substance to reform of the recruitment and training system for teachers, recently adopted law 79/2022. To make it truly operational, 14 implementing decrees are needed, including that on salary increases. A weakened Ministry of Education could, however struggling to issue them all quickly. Although many teachers or aspiring teachers given the less-than-enthusiastic reception, on reflection may find more supporters than critics.

ITS, half a revolution?

Another law passed almost too late – the final vote in the Folketing took place in mid-July – is the one that goes to reforming the ITS system, transforming higher technical institutes into higher technological institutes (ITS Academy), improving their structure and visibility. ONE a theme that is particularly dear to the now former Prime Minister Draghi – expressly included in his government program – which could now take a different form than the original plans. Then even here, in the coming months we should move on to the “implementation part” with more than one decree. But someone else takes care of it.

Drug test, once again postpone significant changes?

On the front Universityespecially reform of programmed accessfor those programs with a limited national number. In particular those of Medicine and Surgery. After several years of debate, the mechanism was launched by this government. Already from this academic year, on the occasion of the entrance exams in September, there will be some changes (with a restructuring of the questionnaires, to make them more supporters of the path). But is the next year of the truth, when access to medicine should change from “dry test” to “path”which gives hopeful white coats the opportunity, with a view to admission to university, to take the so-called Tolc tests – i.e. entrance exam to be taken onlineorganized by the Interuniversity Consortium Integrated Systems for Access (CISIA) – from and including the fourth year of high school, at least twice a year. Will it really be like this?

PNRR, what will be the fate of the funds for the school?

That should not be forgotten PNRR. We are only at the beginning of the journey of the national recovery and resistance plan, which in the coming years will renew Italy. A total fund of over 30 billion euros has been set aside for the school. The first projects, such as those on school construction or against school dropouts, are already partially funded and are close to being implemented. It will be necessary to see which strategic lines the next executive will decide to push.

New school year, will there be a wait for the protocols?

When we talk about school, with the political forces concentrated on the upcoming election, even some formal steps that are necessary but require a confrontation at the institutional level can suffer dangerous setbacks. This is the case with preparatory work for the start of the school year. The epidemiological picture, which has returned to concern in recent weeks, has pushed school administrators (backed by the scientific community) to view
of September the recovery, to ask an update of the health protocol and clear rules on teaching management. Easy to predict that these rules are coming, but it is not out of the question that they will be formalized just in time for the first bellwhich calls for a significant organizational effort from the institutes.

Ius Scholae, time out?

In the background there is finallyordinary parliamentary business. Because, as mentioned, Draghi’s resignation will lead to the premature expiry of the term of office. It means that all the legislative proposals that have been presented in the Folketing and are still under discussionif not approved by the President of the Republic by signing the Decree of Dissolution of the Chambers (at this point really imminent), will expire. To retake the exam must be presented again after the inauguration of the new parliament, the process practically starts from scratch. School tooof course, have issues that risk such a fate. One above all? The much discussed “Ius Scholae”, or the reform that would grant Italian citizenship to those who, foreigners, arrived in Italy before the age of 12 and completed at least a 5-year school cycle. But it is only one of the many initiatives that the government crisis may soon send into oblivion.

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