Tuesday, July 2, 2002

What do you think of the right-wing Italian prime minister who took away money from Public schools....?

.... and increased the funds of Private schools and universities? This new reform also restores one unique teacher in the elementary schools and imposes elementary school students to wear uniforms. This changes things as Italians knew them before, when there were different teachers for different subjects and wearing a uniform was not mandatory.

The main concern of these protesters is the fact that it will increase the difference between public schools, where only poor people will go to the public schools and public schools teachers' wages will be lower, and private schools, which will create an elite group of students on the basis of their personal richness. Italy does not have a student loan program funded by the government as the United States does.

Proponents of this reform believe that this reform is right because it is something that comes from good sense and it will improve the quality of the schools.

800.000 Italians went out to protest in Rome last week. You can see what they did on here. You don't really need to listen to what they say, but just see how they protested. 800.000 people are almost 1/50 of the total Italian population that went to protest.

http://tg24.sky.it/tg24/cronaca/scuola_universita.html

Answer on What do you think of the right-wing Italian prime minister who took away money from Public schools....?

All politicians are corrupt so don't expect any change no matter how many people protest.