Jul 17, 2016

The revolt of the universities and the right to study

     What is known as "agitation" by researchers is a disorder caused by the University Reform, which was continuing its passage through Parliament until the halt by Minister of Economy and Finance Tremonti. I haven’t the intention of making an apology to the Gelmini decree and not to move against it criticism. I will remain neutral, but eager to tell how much discomfort is felt by the students as the teachers abstention by teaching is concerning them as if they were accomplices of the Decree.
Loving San Francisco Calabrese Silvana
     It started the 2010-2011 academic year in the Faculty of Education of Bari and a few weeks before had been published the schedule of lessons with a surprise: in many courses are completely or partially absent the names of professors which would have given lessons. All this not comes from a typing mistake, but is the greatest effect of researchers agitation. Consequently, subjects whose exams are for the first half slip to the second half of semester without a specific day. No lessons, no programs, no books, no tests/exams, farewell be in order, where is the right to study guaranteed by article 34 of the Italian Constitution?
     The students are trying to develop strategies, searching for the lawfulness of course, in order to implement an exchange of lessons learned and thus save the semester, but the time is despotic towards them because November is started; the semester ends in January and requires a precise number of days to devote to lesson hours.
     Freshman and preparing for a degree continue to cultivate their hopes and dreams for their future, but not all are so phlegmatic. From the rank of the revolutionaries was raised a "voice" and it is possible that is "white": there is a module called “renunciation of the studies”; if it was duly completed and delivered by the students, by now sick and tired of the lack of interest shown towards them, it would the death certificate of many courses. 
     Source: "La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno", an italian newspaper, November 27, 2010, p. 20.

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