"Endless cuts to Public Education budgets are creating
survival problems to many italian Public Schools, forcing them to
ask more or less "voluntary" contributions to parents every year.
How can you guarantee quality education in such conditions,
especially when many teachers, either because they only get very
short term assignments, every time in a different school, or
because their school has more than one campus, work every day in a
"Some italian schools just started to write their own textbooks
to save their students money. As far as ICT is concerned, instead,
many schools in Italy and abroad, may also use the method developed
and already successfully applied by Ezio Da Rin (the italian
entrepreneur fighting for proprietary file formats in Public
Administrations http://stop.zona-m.net/it/node/104] and Marco
Clocchiatti, teacher in the Paschini Lyceum of Tolmezzo, in the
Carnia mountain region of Northeastern Italy.
"Netlive is a system to set up and use in just a few minutes a
very flexible computer lab without spending anything in software
licenses. I asked Ezio and Marco (E&M) to explain how much good
Netlive and Free Software in general could do for italian schools
(even if the Italian Government seems to prefer other
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