School, GPS: the algorithm to formulate the rankings for alternate students fails
“Between unpublished rankings And Gps (Provincial rankings for substitutes) full of errors caused byalgorithm, on the coverage of the 112 thousand places authorized by the Mef, the Ministry of Education He has failed. Also this year we will have to deal with the now pathological “substitute” that afflicts the Italian school and with its heavy side effect on didactic continuity “. Like this Rino Di Meglio, national coordinator of the Guild of Teachers, comments on the data coming from Usr.
“Viale Trastevere has not yet disclosed the official numbers, but from those collected at the territorial level, a situation emerges that contrasts with the promise of the Minister Bianchi to have all the teachers in the chair on 1 September. Of the 112 thousand places available ”, he explains Better, “Just 42 thousand are covered, to which must be added the appointments from Gps which amount to 10/12 thousand. But it should be emphasized that the latter are substitutes which, if passed the probationary year, will turn into permanent hires only the next school year. The rest of the places not covered are included in the provisions and subrogations not carried out due to the non-publication of the rankings “.
“To this”, continues the national coordinator of the Guild, “are added the errors caused by thealgorithm used for Gps, which are forcing many provinces into manual correction. The responses are often wrong because the system was unable to manage all aspects and issues related to the formulation of the rankings. In some cases, for example, priority was given to the choice of schools over those who, with more points, had chosen the municipality ”.
“It is also serious”, he continues, “that the bad scores could not be remedied because the system did not accept the corrections made by the Usr. And for the second phase of the Gps an even worse scenario is looming ”, he predicts Better, “Because, in addition to the algorithm errors, others will certainly occur due to the too tight deadlines set for the compilation of the applications”. “As the chaos of 2015 demonstrated with the Good school and how the Gps”, Concludes the national coordinator of the Guild,“ it’s time to say enough to the algorithms and to adopt other systems capable of guaranteeing precision and efficiency “.