No Dad committees of parents and teachers, who have been fighting for school in attendance since the beginning of the pandemic, once again on a war footing at the news that the next school year, at least according to the opinion of the Technical Scientific Committee, can start again as in September 2020, with masks, distancing, staggered schedules and above all possible remote lessons – especially in high school – due to places not suitable for keeping distance: of “absurd restrictions” and “halter conditions that condemn school to Dad again” speaks Stefania Cecchetti, president of the committee At school! National School Network in Presence, while for Gloria Ghetti, one of the founders of the Priority to School committee, “the mantra that children are smearers must not start again: the data have shown that this is not the case”.
And from the committees comes a proposal to the government and to the Minister of Education Patrizio Bianchi: the mask is still ok, but to give a signal of discontinuity with the past, considering the millions of vaccinations already carried out, eliminating at least the meter distance between the students in class, and thus putting an end to the often automatic use of distance lessons.
“Students are the last category to ask for sacrifices, they have already made too many and for everyone. Talking about keeping the meter away, and therefore re-proposing the Dad, partial or not, with this embarrassing percentage of over 60s still not vaccinated, is simply scandalous “, says Cecchetti to the Askanews agency:” The school must restart 100% without ifs and buts. The children have been harassed, now the vaccines work and therefore the restrictions must be reviewed. With vaccinations marching fast, with much of the school population vaccinated, it seems absurd to us to maintain the restrictions that existed before the vaccine era. Otherwise, why get vaccinated, if doing so maintain the same restrictions? ».
For the president of the committee At school! “It is not clear how to ask for the distance meter at school again: it is the only place where masks and distance are foreseen together. Conditions halter that, especially the meter away, will condemn them to stay in Dad and it would be the third school year in a row. There will be middle school kids who will have done the whole cycle in fits and starts. Asking for distancing is to condemn school again to Dad, also because nothing has been done for alternative spaces. We asked Minister Bianchi for an appointment, still unsuccessful: we are waiting for an answer, we want reassurance ».
Also for Ghetti «it worries and questions that school is still considered a separate environment. School protocols must be aligned with real health conditions. The most serious fact is that the principle of maximum precaution last year was adopted only in schools, such as preventive quarantines: the reason is not clear, considering that the virus is not particularly dangerous among children and above all its spread. as it has been shown, it does not happen at school ».
“We ask that the protocols and measures be aligned with other productive activities and that the school is not yet asked to pay the school to pay in advance. The point is distancing, which is a school building problem, on which once again evidently no investment has been made. We do not focus on children again, thinking of them as smearers because the data tells us that this is not the case, ”the Priority representative at the School continues to Askanews.
“Last year we told the kids that they had to stay at home to save their grandparents, now that they have to vaccinate to achieve herd immunity: it’s shameful. Let us adults, all of us, be vaccinated, it is unthinkable to overturn a responsibility that is ours on the younger generations. The school must be the last to close: with new closures we will mobilize throughout Italy, even where fortunately the schools will continue to remain open. School is a right and as such it presupposes a duty of the institutions to guarantee it to everyone, from children to high school kids, ”concludes Ghetti.
by Pietro Savarese
Source: by www.diariodelweb.it.
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