School sizing in Cosenza, Caruso soundly rejects the Province: “Right to education ignored”


By John

“The concerns expressed immediately regarding the government provision on school sizing and its implementation by the Calabria region and, in turn, from Province of Cosenza, have been fully confirmed. Just as the will of the two supra-municipal bodies to humiliate the territories, Municipalities and Schools in this case, in their legitimate choices is confirmed”. The mayor says so Franz Caruso following the meeting of Mayors held yesterday in the Province of Cosenza during which communication was given on the sizing of the school network for the planning of the training offer in the three-year period 2024/2027.

“The Province of Cosenza, represented in the area conference last September not by president Succurro, but by its consultant Marco Ambrogio – continues mayor Franz Caruso – does not take into account the resolution of the Municipality of Cosenza and, without even hearing school directors, removes the Spirito Santo lower secondary school from the IC Via Roma-Spirito Santo and merges it with the Convitto Nazionale. Therefore, the Istituto Comprensivo via Roma- Spirito Santo disappears, in its place an educational direction is established, which is not contemplated, moreover, by the current legislation. Of this act, which I can only define as wicked and senseless, which diminishes the training offer in our city even more compared to the cuts already imposed by the government provision, I hope that awareness will be raised in the Provincial Council and the measures necessary to block a deleterious action that affects public schools”.

“The actions implemented by the Province of Cosenza – concludes the mayor Franz Caruso – have not taken into account, in our city as in the entire provincial territory, the right to study that must be guaranteed to our students, but have evidently been bent to other logics and interests. We will, therefore, make all our dissent heard on the matter supported, I hope, by all political forces, because the right to education cannot have party colors as it is and must be an inalienable and universal right, by movements, associations and citizens, starting with the provincial councillors”.