Teachers, students and researchers united against the destruction of the university
From November 18 to 23, teachers, students and researchers will mobilize all together, including the unions, to say no to the destruction of the Italian university, denouncing the continuing cuts to the resources to which in recent years has been subjected, precarious fierce and the negative effects of the reform Gelmini: ” The state university system – say the organizers of the week of action – has been continuously and progressively subjected to heavy attacks of various kinds that are leading to a veritable implosion. ”
The general mobilization will affect all Italian universities and will serve “to solicit a collective reflection and to build together a timely and effective opposition to the project of the State University of destruction.” A week of demonstrations of November will also attend the national university Committee (Cun) and the trade unions along with student organizations (Link and Udu), organizations of teachers of school and university .
The week of November will serve to mobilize to protest against the cutbacks – less than 10 percent in a few years – and exasperation towards centralization of powers at the national level and in the universities, while the mass of the entire category of researchers and insecurity made even more fierce and landlocked by the law Gelmini . Attention will also to the evaluation system of ‘ ANVUR , judged ill-conceived and accused of being used as a “club to hit and destroy rather than to help get better research and higher education in our country.”
Then there are the reward mechanism established by Gelmini, it is intended for a share of the Ordinary Fund, and the system of ‘points-organic’ for recruitment, which is creating rivalries and recriminations among universities, as evidenced by the last measure Minister Maria Chiara Carranza on the distribution of resources to hire new faculty , which has already created a strong contrast between northern and southern universities: ” Ѐ now clear to everyone – the organizers explained to mobilize the next week November – as rationing and criteria for the distribution of so-called ‘organic points’ also aim to maintain a contrast between the teachers, the technical and administrative staff and students. ”