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Valditara: "Differentiated salaries for teachers". Principals agree


According to the Minister of Education, public schools need new forms of funding, also to cover the salaries of teachers who could undergo regional differentiation. And to find them, one could open up to private funding. Deans: 'It is right to differentiate salaries from teachers'. M5S: 'Valditara is the school of inequality' (ANSA)

Public schools need new forms of funding, also to cover the salaries of teachers who could undergo regional differentiation.

And to find them, one could open up to private funding.

This was stated by the Minister of Education and Merit

Giuseppe Valditara

on the dialogue platform promoted by PwC and the Gedi group "Italia 2023: people, work, business" in a speech taken up by La Repubblica.

The yes of the principals.

Increasing the salaries of school staff living in the north "is a fairly sensible measure":

Mario Rusconi,


of the principals of the Rome PNA, told

ANSA, echoing the words of Minister Valditara .

As for the entry of private individuals into schools, "this already happens, especially in high schools and professional techniques. We need to see the conditions in which the private sector enters, but schools need funds, the resources available to local authorities are not many And the schools should have the statute of foundations to have speed in carrying out the work and savings in costs".

We need to "find new ways - explains Valditara -, even experimental ones, of synergy between the production system, civil society and the school, to finance education, in addition to the government's effort", he explained.

To avoid the risk of finding many companies willing to finance institutions only in some territories, creating incurable disparities for public schools, according to the minister, the solution is "the creation of a centralized and ministerial equalization fund which allows us, with the funds attracted for a high school in Brescia, to also finance one in Palermo or a professional institute in Caserta".

According to Valditara "we must have the courage to remove education and research from the constraints of Maastricht".

Furthermore, "those who live and work in a region of

Teachers "must be in sufficient numbers, have adequate training and guarantee educational continuity. We will launch an important recruitment - he underlines -. We have already met with the trade unions. It is a matter of weeks".

In the future of education, according to Valditara, there is also room for artificial intelligence, of which "we must not be afraid, it is enough to govern it, otherwise it becomes a risk. However, teachers - he reassures us - will not be replaced by robots".   

According to


, an experiment could be started with the 'school-foundation' for a three-year period.

Returning to the theme of the high cost of living in the north, "many teachers - says the head teacher - find work in the regions but do not accept it because the cost of living is too high; it is a measure that should also be extended to other employees. It is a The problem is the fact that Italy has an economy with very different living costs, plus those who work in the north have the costs associated with commuting, because at least twice a month they go to visit their families in the south. a specific union negotiation would be needed", concludes Rusconi.

"Valditara throws off the mask and describes to those who still have some doubts the model that this government wants to create:

the school of inequalities - so the group leaders of the 5 Star Movement in the Education Committee in the Senate and in the Chamber Luca Pirondini and Anna Laura Orrico -


Guaranteeing higher salaries in the North because the cost of living is higher has nothing to do with merit, nor does it take into account the enormous efforts that many teachers put in place in disadvantaged contexts, where the school represents the main democratic garrison.

As for opening the doors to private money through sponsorships, we are aware of the chronic lack of resources, but this cannot lead to solutions that risk increasing the gap not only between North and South, but also between the center and the periphery and between large and small towns.

Valditara's plan worries us: his plan is exactly what we challenged him in Parliament and his words are proving us right.

We will see the concrete moves he will put in place but one thing is certain: 

A rejection also comes from the Flc CGIL


"The idea of ​​introducing differentiated wages by Region based on the cost of living is totally bizarre, it takes us back 50 years, to wage cages; if anything, there is a problem that concerns all school personnel: the minister should finance the collective agreement which now sees zero resources. The conjunction between the entry of private individuals and the disarticulation of the contractual system is the destruction of public schools, it is the worst thing that can be done ".

We are ready to implement any mobilization if this is confirmed as a proposal," Flc CGIL secretary Francesco Sinopoli told ANSA.

Source: ansa

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