The school, the Monti Agenda and the next legislature. Valuing teachers: some suggestions on how

“Education, professional training and research must be taken seriously”: this is the title of the paragraph dedicated to schools and universities in the so-called Agenda Monti, the electoral manifesto with which the outgoing premier “rose to politics”. A document that these days is at the center of the analysis and comments of those who observe with interest the presence on the scene of a new political subject that seems to focus above all on the values ​​of competence and seriousness.

A title, the one we have mentioned, which gives us hope for the intentions of the centrist formation regarding a key sector for the future of the country such as education. Going beyond the title, we talk about the need to focus on the autonomy and responsibility of schools, to strengthen the national evaluation system (Invalsi and Indire), to reduce the high school dropout rate (which now travels around 18%), to invest in research and innovation.

All important things, but for those who work in the school (ie the teachers, who determine the level of the education system) the central passage of the document is in these two sentences: research and the meaning of the teaching profession have been mortified. Teachers must be re-motivated and their contribution recognized, investing in quality ». which determine the level of the education system) the central passage of the document is in these two sentences