September is now near but there are still many doubts and uncertainties about how the return to school will take place. Among the issues still to be clarified, the distancing, the vaccination of school staff and the increase of local transport. And so come the first criticisms from the media against the Minister of Education Patrizio Bianchi.
Particularly harsh the editor of the Corriere della Sera Luciano Fontana, who, responding to a letter from a reader, attacked the ministry, asking for a rapid vaccination of staff not yet immunized: even “with the obligation if there will be many refractory”. “We arrived in August and unfortunately fears about going back to school are growing – writes the director Fontana – It seems like watching a film already seen last year. Smoky decisions on transport, measures announced but not implemented on classroom crowding, safety protocols, vaccination of teachers and children. Minister Bianchi appears to me to be very focused on the philosophy of education rather than committed to concretely producing all the necessary measures ”.
An unprecedented attack by the via Solferino newspaper against Bianchi. “It is inconceivable, especially if you look at the results of the Invalsi tests. The return of the children to the classroom, the return to class and laboratory hours, to learning together with their classmates is as important as the resumption of productive activities. It is an incredible form of blindness – continues Fontana – not to think about the fact that we are endangering the growth of young people and their future. All those who work at school must get vaccinated with a tight campaign to convince everyone or with the obligation if there will be many refractory. It seems to me that there are no alternatives. And those who administer us must get rid of that air of sufficiency that often surrounds the world of school, so if there is a problem, the kids are left at home immediately ”.
Even Libero, who is actually not new to such attacks, criticized the management of this delicate phase by the owner of the Ministry of Education. For the newspaper directed by Alessandro Sallusti, Bianchi is “a mysterious subject who should govern the return to school in September and instead continues to hiding” and who “even makes us regret Azzolina, her wheeled benches and her press conferences on colorful inclusiveness of distance learning “. Furthermore, in the event of a return to Dad, “Bianchi’s resignation would be inevitable”.
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