It has been a long day for the Minister of Education and Merit Giuseppe Valditaraapproved in an attempt to quell and end the controversy over the new committee of the three guarantors of the «relational education»: the appointment as president of Anna Paola Concia, lgbtqi+ activist, former PD and now soul of Didacta, the annual fair school which takes place in Florence, has become a real case in the most. And as the hours passed, irritation even within Valditara’s own party, the Leaguecontinued to grow, concludes with an official statement, signed by the director of Familia Simona Baldassarre, not far from the leader’s thoughts Mateo Salvini: “You don’t need names or divisive solutions to educate about relationships.”
The path of the committee and its president is decidedly uphill. Throughout the day, as Valditara tried to explain and limit the role of guarantorsMajority MPs’ smartphones were bombarded with messages from protest. «We are upset and ashamed: we do not understand the reason for this choice. And above all, we were the last to find out,” more than one explained to the minister. He even wonders what Maddalena Morganteresponsible for the Family and non-negotiable values of brothers from italy: “Concia is a very good person, but why does she have to manage the project?”
It is not enough that there are sisters on the committee with her Monia Alfieri, representative of the National School Council of the CEI and a well-known face on television, and Paola Zermanlawyer of the State, Commander of the Republic, already a political candidate in the party of Mario Adinolfi.
The regional advisor of the Northern League of Emilia-Romagna Mateo Montevecchi set fire to the wick – go Facebook — and calls for the minister’s resignation because he is “inappropriate, since he has blatantly demonstrated a gigantic cultural inferiority complex.” A doubt that the Northern League deputy also raises Stefano Candiani when he talks about “a complex of having to give space to an ideological counterpart.” Rossano Sassoformer Undersecretary of Education, who considers sexual education in schools an “atrocity”, asks the minister to act as guarantor of the guarantors: “Regardless of the names they like or not and of the different commissions that do not exist at the moment, They are more than Of course Valditara will prevent it. ideological drifts AND gender propaganda In schools.”
The ultraconservative nonprofit organization Provita and family organize one online petition to request the dismissal of Concia: in a few hours it reached 15 thousand signatures. She doesn’t get upset, not even when the minister calls her. And then she tweets: “We have to be patient, tomorrow they will have something else to spew hate about.” Meanwhile, to try to calm the waters, with Alfieri and Zerman, she intervenes to repeat that elements of «gender culture in schools”, the project only refers to the fight against violence against women. It is difficult to say whether the first meeting will be confirmed next week.
Those who spoke with Valditara describe him as surprised and irritated: he expected when introducing a committee that united different stories and worlds to close the controversies about his project that arose from theopposition. If they also spoke with Salvini, as more than one claims, the Leader of the Northern League For now he does not intervene publicly. And Valditara is blunt: «It is a committee of guarantors – he explained to his party colleagues – that does not make decisions, I make them. They are people who put their face in this project. However, the only ones who will be able to say something in schools are parent organizations. Not the three guarantors.” Not even the support of FI He was born in Moige enough to contain the protests.