seventeen thousand teachers, teachers in lombardy, requested to be transferred to other regions. One in three wanted to take the service in Sicily (5,903 questions). And these, added to those of Campania, Calabria and Apuliapromoted to 52 percent of the total. But only a third of the teachers obtained a positive response from the Miur and, in 70 percent of the cases, it is travel between Lombardy provinces.
where will they move
Only 1,711 teachers will leave our region. AND only a little more than a thousand will be able to return to the south: 562 in Sicily, 209 in Calabria, 208 in Campania, 206 in Puglia. Like external students and precarious teachers, tenured teachers also see a stable future here as difficult. Mainly for economic reasons. «My wife Marina and I have been teaching Italian for 10 years. I am originally from Potenza, but we are moving to my wife’s city, Crotone. I am the owner, she is precarious. Being a teacher has always been my dream. and I want to bring my contribution to my homeland. Milan offers a lot, but high rents and pollution weighed in the balance. In Calabria we own a house, our son will grow up near the sea”, says Carlo Scavone, a secondary school teacher in Bollate.
Instead, Giusy Gambini, a secondary school teacher from Gorgonzola, has been waiting in vain for the transfer for 4 years, or since she entered the position after 18 years of precariousness. Her husband also works at the same school. «They tell us that we are crazy for wanting to return to Marsala after so many years and even if we managed to buy a house here, but in Marsala is our true home, where I have practically never lived. We had just gotten married and I accepted a three-day replacement job in Milan. And I never left. In Sicily are all the members of our family. And then I could rent the house we have here. to other colleagues. “Too many teachers find themselves stuck in precarious positions or in places far from their families. We must remove the restrictions that impede mobility”, says Sabrina Sanfelice from the secretary of the Uil Scuola Rua Lombardia.
who is going
«Milan has given me a lot from a professional and human point of view. Here I carried out my profession and made great friends. But You cannot live with our salary of 1,500 euros. Today I am with two girls near Piazza Udine and I spend 600 euros for a room, excluding utilities. Last year I also had the purchase of public transport, now I go by bike to school, to the Vespucci hotel school ». Mariagiovanna Scetta, 30 years old, is a support teacher, originally from Campobasso. In September she will marry a general practitioner who works in Molise and will join the service at a school in the province of Chieti, closest to her practice. “I’ll take an hour from home to school, but it doesn’t matter. Without the move we would have gotten married, but we would only have seen each other during the Christmas holidays.. Many times I gave up going home, to the bridges, if I did not find offers ». Mariagiovanna has a degree in Economics. «But in my competition class I couldn’t find chairs. I did the support practices and they called me right away. And also in Chieti I will remain supportive: it is very gratifying to work with these students”.
«Being born a Sicilian means having to think about leaving. And this is unfair. I feel angry, not because I was denied a transfer, but because of the difficulty we Sicilians have in finding work on our land. Now my life is at a crossroads. Andres Accordino, 35 years old, graduated in engineering, computer science teacher in Rho, from September he will find himself living in Milan without his roommate and his partner. “He also teaches, in high school, but he will take a gap year and decide what to do. Precariousness wears you out.” It was unthinkable that Andrea would bear the cost of the two-bedroom apartment where they both live today in Garbagnate Milanese. «I will have to find another home, but the distance from all loved ones weighs more heavily on me than money. Of my friends, half live in Sicily and the other in Italy. Others live here in the province of Milan, but we are so busy with work that we end up giving up meeting. A job that Andrea loves: «It’s wonderful, it motivates me a lot. And I think I’m good at it. I will continue trying to return to my land, so beautiful and tortured.”
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