School, Pagano (Radicals/ERA): " Private education is equal to public schools in the same way that English is to Esperanto."
Giorgio Pagano, Secretary of the Radikala Asocio, Esperanto, states that " Private education is equal to public schools in the same way that English is to Esperanto."
"The contraversy that has exploded over public education in the recent news underlines the immediate need there is for Esperanto to be taught as a first language, not as a foreign language." Pagano explains that " an Italy made up of students which learn the value of social equality across a Linguistic Democracy would shape the ideal interlocutor, tomorrow’s EU offiical, Civil Service diplomats and experts to defend without arms and without violence for the neo-North African democracies which could count on a Europe that is universally united by a common language. If it’s true that the Mediterranean can’t be declassified at the edge of the EU, it can’t be considered a hub/fulcrum either. It is also true that the Southern European countries can’t interlocute with the Arab world in the ethical language of its dominant culture."
He concludes, " the non-ethnic language, Esperanto, being a public language open to everybody, contrasts the wacko English language that is destroying our mothertongue languages, and due to the connnotation it has with private education, we’re seeing more and more illustrious state school defenders enrolling their own children in to American schools, not to mention the number of people who are finding themselves almost forced to take up private English lessons at a great expense alongside their daily education in order to reach an unattainable level of an English mothertongue’s pronounciation, a mothertongue who is advantaged by birth. If we intend defend pubblic schools and at the same time build a new scenario for the UE and the Mediterranean, we must at least attempt to direct our children – our future – towards a democracy and a unifying innovation for the International Language."