Sep 21 2014
While they don’t give the ethnicity of the rest of the students, we must assume they are mostly Muslims, as Islam is now the second largest religion in Italy.
In Italian schools now there are more and more foreign children. According to the most recent provisional data from the Ministry of National Education, there are 740,000 new foreigners registered in Italian schools for the new school year.
But in the “Four-leaf clover” primary school in Arcella, a district of Padua, a true record has been reached: of 66 kids, only one girl is Italian! A choice disputed by the mother of the girl who has denounced the disproportion and has criticised the educational policy of the institution.
According to The Morning of Padua, Eleonora Baccaro wrote to mayor Massimo Bitonci to get an exact response: “her protest is not linked to racial motives but to a concern that her culture cannot be oriented towards the Christian culture. A concern shared by all the teachers who regret the absence of linguistic and cultural mediators and denounced the difficulties in relations with the parents who don’t speak Italian either.”