The proposal brought to the table by the head of government prevailed, a synthesis between the positions of the two main majority parties: “There remains the selective entry test for the hiring of 32 thousand teachers – explain sources of the executive – It will be held after the summer and will be in writing, with delivery of a paper, without closed-answer quizzes. ” The solution, he explains, “allows you to fight the insecurity ensuring the meritocracy“.
The Minister of Education, Lucia Azzolina, who had a meeting with Conte before the summit, said she was satisfied with the compromise reached: “Well the solution on the extraordinary competition for the school, I am satisfied – she said – We want to reduce the precariousness to give more stability to the school and we want to do it through a method of recruitment that guarantees merit. We have 78 thousand teachers to be taken in the first and second cycle between ordinary competitions and extraordinary competition. These are important numbers and we must hurry. ”
In a post on FacebookOn Monday morning, the minister reiterated that “the competition as a recruitment path for teachers was confirmed. The request to change the test method was also accepted, eliminating the crosses quizzes provided for in the decree on school voted in Parliament in December. They will be replaced by a text, in order to guarantee an even more meritocratic selection. In the meantime, pending the test, there will be supply teachers from the provincial rankings that will be updated with the new methods. I thank the majority, we have achieved an important goal “. Now, he added, “it is necessary to work quickly, together with Parliament, to translate the measure into a norm to be introduced in the school decree, showing that the majority has at heart the quality of the education system and, consequently, the students, who they are the main protagonists. We are also responding to a specific request from families who rightly want certainties about the quality of our education system and its future.
And in this context the premier’s idea is inserted: “The proposal of the Prime Minister goes in this direction, confirming the competition as a recruitment path for teachers – he continued – The request to change the mode of the test is accepted, eliminating the cross quizzes that had been included in the school decree voted in Parliament in December. This test will be replaced with a text, in order to guarantee an even more meritocratic selection “. Now “we need to work quickly, together with Parliament, to translate the measure into a rule to be introduced in School decree, showing that the majority cares about the quality of the education system and, consequently, the students, who are its main protagonists. We are also responding to a specific request from families who rightly want certainties about the quality of our education system and its future. The choices we make today will have repercussions in the coming years. ”
Optimism also in the ranks of the Democratic party which, at the top, was represented by Nicola Oddati, Anna Ascani is Andrea Marcucci: “With the mediation found, not a political party won, but common sense – they said – The solution identified convinces us because it goes in the direction we have always hoped for. We therefore thank the majority, the minister and the Prime Minister for the great work done “.
The Dem, then, respond to those who, in the controversies that have arisen on the subject in recent weeks, have accused them of wanting to implement a amnesty involving thousands of temporary workers: “In recent weeks – they continue – we have read provocations and simplifications of those who accused of wanting a ‘amnesty’. It is appropriate to reiterate it, the Democratic Party has never supported the idea that it was possible to enter role in school without a form of selection. And this is because we consider it an error for the system, for students, but also for precarious workers. Because if we have 32 thousand places for about 80 thousand aspirants, everyone must be able to compete to fill them ”. And they explain that for them a selection with a cross test could not be considered a sufficient solution: “We posed a very serious problem. Spreaders are not an adequate selection tool. We had accepted it because it allowed it to proceed faster than other forms, but the pandemic changed the cards on the table and was therefore just a overall afterthought. The majority agreed that the extraordinary competition will take place as soon as the conditions are fulfilled, with a selective written test, not a cross. Titles, service and the outcome of the test will be evaluated. The right request that came from temporary workers and unions was to avoid a ‘Contest-lottery’ in full emergency. We accepted it and we believe it was right to do it. ”
And they conclude: “The agreement tonight is important because it is not someone who wins, but the school. And so it will be possible to begin to restore to this world the serenity it needs to start off better in September. This is a duty, a categorical imperative, and from tomorrow we will all continue, compactly, to work only for this “.