Culture / Religion / Science & Technology

Italy without school inspectors

School inspectors are particularly important in Italy because, while the majority of schools is State-run, there is a sizable number of recognized private schools, mainly Catholic schools. Such schools can issue diplomas with full legal value and get State aids for themselves and their pupils. Therefore, it is important that State inspector be vigilant in order to avoid that these school easily issue diplomas to pupils paying high fees: in Italy, this practice is called “diplomificio” (“diploma-factory school”).

Astonishingly, today the Corriere della Sera revealed that due to budget cuts there is a chronic shortage of school inspectors: in Tuscany, for example, there is not a single inspector in service.


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