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HAS barely acquitted, Monday February 5, within the affair of European parliamentary assistants, will François Bayrou substitute the present Minister of National Education, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, whom rumors are pushing in the direction of the exit after a choice to disastrous put up? The president of MoDem held this ministry 30 years in the past, from 1993 to 1997, underneath the Balladur and Juppé governments.

What stays of the Bayrou years on rue de Grenelle? A blended evaluation for observers of this era. The former professor of classics, who however occupied this ejector seat for 4 years, didn’t make historical past with a serious academic reform.

“He left memories rather than actions,” underlines schooling specialist Claude Lelièvre, interviewed by Point. The solely factor that remained was the potential of doing Latin from sixth grade, and now not solely in third grade, within the center college reform, and a contract for the college made up of 158 articles. » The historian sees in him a kind of Janus, with a primary “divisive phase” and a second “peaceful and passive”.

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Cautious and “at the same time” divisive

Arriving at rue de Grenelle on the age of 42, he put his toes in the issue from the beginning by denouncing the only school, which he known as an “unfair college”, which aroused, amongst others, the anger of René Haby, father of the only school. , underneath Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. Six months after his appointment, on January 16, 1994, 600,000 to 1 million individuals discovered themselves within the streets to contest the repeal of the Falloux legislation which might have allowed native authorities to extend funding for personal colleges. A legislation which is able to in the end discover itself stripped of its article 2 by the Constitutional Council, and due to this fact emptied of a part of its content material.

READ ALSO Relax by François Bayrou: the misleading pleasure of Marine Le Pen “Disavowed, François Bayrou took this as a personal failure, he subsequently adopted a low profile,” remarks Claude Lelièvre. After this primary offensive part, he seems extra timid. It is that this longer interval that academics will keep in mind. “He then began a series of negotiations which did not result in profound decisions,” remembers the historian.

Gifted for session with the unions, the centrist was even accused of working towards “co-management with the Snes [Syndicat national des enseignements de second degré, NDLR] » by his successor Claude Allègre. Claude Lelièvre therefore retains his “cautious, negotiator and extinguisher side”, however “he is at the same time capable of being divisive”. A “at the same time” that might please Emmanuel Macron.