An entry […] – displayed as part of a 1929 Florentine exhibition on Fascist education – helped its readers form an image of the ideal Fascist elementary classroom. Its third-grade author, from nearby Pistoia, began her account with a brief overview of the school, which was beautiful and clean. Her classroom, too, was airy, newly painted, and even had three windows. It was also small, with the foremost of the thirty student desks practically touching the chalkboard. Still, she explained, the room contained many beautiful things. On the walls “there is Jesus, to whom we pray; there is the flag we salute when we sing; there is the King and the Duce. To them we also salute and say ‘Eia! Eia! Alalà!’”
Z 4-tego rozdziału Mussolini’s Children. Race and Elementary Education in Fascist Italy, Eden K. McLean, University of Nebraska Press, 2018.