Misasi is 17 years old and has just taken the classical high school diploma at "Bernardino Telesio". With
a year in advance and a full report of 9 and 10. As soon as he
graduated in law from the Catholic University of Milan with the highest
marks, he returned to Cosenza until De Mita took him out of his father's
lawyer office. And Misasi, once again, will forge ahead.
Several times minister, he has linked his name to the reforms of public education. He led public education.
It contributes to the birth of the University of Calabria in Arcavata di Rende (CS) on the basis of a modern model. The statute, the articles of association of the university and the parliamentary acts testify and remember his action. For six years he is the most powerful man in Italy. But he is not only a man of power. Passionate about painting, a religious man, he does not like shop windows. He prefers the back roads to the "walk to the course with family". At home he has always imposed this style. Married, Riccardo Misasi has 4 children whom he adores. Maurizio, the second son, gives us a punctual sweet and intimate profile. There
are many reasons that bind us to the memory and teaching of Riccardo
Misasi, not least the inspiration of our project as well as of his
political commitment to a democratic Catholicism, even in the
school named after Riccardo Misasi in his Cosenza, is a due
recognition, perhaps even belated, to the politician and government man
who, like few others, represented Calabria at the highest levels and was
not always rewarded by the gratitude due, above all for the continuous
commitment and passion with which for many years he has covered
important roles in national politics.
The end of his political career, however, is bitter. He gets involved in an investigation. The judges acquitted him "of all wrongdoing". But he prefers to remain in the shadows. Forever.
courageous choice, therefore, ours, but motivated by the memory and
regret of an acute intelligence, which represented the interests of our
Region in Parliament and in the Government. Of a refined strategist in Rome, of a generous dispenser of hope in Cosenza.
Of a "common excellence" from Cosenza.
the choice of those who enroll their children in this school, in its
first year of existence, will undoubtedly be courageous.
those who believe in us, with courage and with the desire for a bold
return to a school of other times, which does not disdain novelty and
happy new year. Good attendance at Riccardo Misasi.
Stefania Barrese, Director of the SOLUTIO group and creator of the "Riccardo Misasi" Middle School
Riccardo Misasi (Cosenza, 14 July 1932 - Rome, 21 September 2000) by Maurizio Misasi
Naming a school is always a choice that characterizes and establishes the orientation of a path. Heading it to Riccardo Misasi means setting yourself the goal of conquering new spaces of freedom through culture.
That of Misasi, in fact, is an experience, lived in the wake of attention to the study and intelligence of human phenomena. Misasi
has always had faith in culture as an instrument of comparison and
growth of the individual, of society and of the state. His
own brilliant experience as a student is inscribed in the noble
tradition of the city of Cosenza, not surprisingly once called the
Athens of Calabria, in a climate still rich in intellectual ferments,
cultural exchanges and confrontation between the city and the world.
more, his family formation took place in a climate permeated by
cohesion, by the encounter and comparison between generations, as well
as by the habit and pleasure of reasoning: almost a new peripatetic
school understood in the sense of proceeding together by reasoning about
life. and the experience of man.
student of the Telesio Liceo in Cosenza, he distinguished himself for
skills and merit at the Catholic University of Milan. Here
was born the partnership with Ciriaco De Mita who, in that real
laboratory of ideas and political thought that was the Basic Left,
characterized an important part of his commitment and of Italian
political history. Several
times Minister of Education, in safeguarding the best Italian school
and training tradition, he has fought for the renewal of the school. The
leitmotif of his reform action was the promotion of policies that
effectively guaranteed equality in the opportunity of access to
education, as well as in the increased possibility of rewarding merit. I am witness, among other things,
thinking in the light of Christian inspiration and tradition, nourished
at the source of classical culture, saw in politics an instrument of
mediation between divergent interests, for the realization of a freer
and more open society. His
capacity for synthesis saw him as the protagonist of dialogue between
the Christian Democrats and the other parliamentary forces of the First
Republic, in the wake of that cohesive and creative confrontation that
led to the birth of our Constitutional Charter and of the Republic. Able
to glimpse and identify the lines of economic development of the
country, he gave voice to the needs and requirements of the South,
promoting and implementing policies that could emancipate it from its
history of backwardness, exploitation and marginalization.
combined his faith in a transcendent God with trust in man's
intelligence, understood not so much, or not only, as a capacity for
abstract reasoning but, above all, as a capacity for experience of
reality and constant research. Vico's
"Verum ipsum factum" translates this vision also on what teaching and
didactic activity can and perhaps should be, thus not limiting itself to
a mere transmission of theoretical contents and values but rather by
helping students to experience it.
open-mindedness, profound humanity and his Christian trust in man can
be summed up in a sentence from Spinoza's Ethics that he always loved to
quote: humanas actiones, do not laugh, non lugère neque detestari, sed intelligere.
Riccardo Misasi school must then instill love for study and research
seen as suitable and always perfectible tools for the possibility of
"understanding" the phenomena of nature and the complexity of man.