They are the second-generation foreigners : born in Italy to immigrant parents. Where students often have focused the attention, not really flattering, teachers and schools in general. Students difficult? “Weights” for the entire class? None of this: their performances are amazing. According to a report from the Ministry of Education and ISMU Foundation, foreign students born in Italy are not only better than those born abroad, but reach a level not far from those of their fellow Italians for generations. Indeed, in some subjects are more talented and with increasing frequency after graduation to university.

The revenge of the students were born in Italy part since elementary school . With some peaks of considerable importance, which have aroused the astonishment even of the Ministry of Education and ISMU, who collected the data. Best of their fellow Italians in Tuscany, Sardinia and Sicily, even in Campanile exams students fifth win of the second generation of well 8 points in math and even 24 in Italian .


Coming to school averages , the test records Invalsi a little everywhere notable scores by the students of the second generation, especially in mathematics. In particular, the young Chinese to signalize as “magicians” of numbers and calculations, proving better than the Italians. Even high school students’ performance foreigners born in Italy is rather homogeneous and very close to that of their Italian counterparts, except in high schools. Here, detect ISMU Foundation and Ministry of Education, to overcome the maturity with a score higher than 90 out of 100 is 7.4 per cent of the students of the second generation, compared to 13.7 percent of Italian students.

Given the excellent results obtained in the lower levels of education, more and more young foreign second-generation choose to continue their studies enrolling ‘ university : in the academic year 2013-2014 have come to be more than 3 out of 100 . As a matter of respect, making them the largest group of students from non-Italian citizenship enrolled in our universities. And that is still growing.