Teachers in Seine-Saint-Denis mobilize in entrance of the Ministry of Education to demand an emergency plan | EUROtoday

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Launched on February 26, the protest motion of lecturers in Seine-Saint-Denis continues on Thursday March 7, with a rally deliberate for noon in entrance of the Ministry of National Education.

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The departmental inter-union FSU, CGT, SUD, CNT and FO are calling specifically for an emergency plan with the creation of 5,000 instructing positions and greater than 3,000 college life jobs. Among the calls for are additionally thresholds of 20 college students per class and the renovation of growing older institutions. They additionally oppose the reform of the “shock of knowledge” which might quantity to “a sorting of students”based on them.

Announced by Gabriel Attal – then Minister of National Education – in December, the reform gives for the creation of stage teams from the beginning of the 2024 college 12 months in 6e and in 5e for French and arithmetic, and from September 2025 in 4e and threee.

Read the interview | Article reserved for our subscribers For Nicole Belloubet, on the extent teams, it’s essential to “introduce a certain flexibility”

For ten days, lecturers, college students and fogeys have been finishing up operations “deserted school” to make their calls for heard. They additionally organized on Wednesday a photograph exhibition of essentially the most dilapidated institutions within the division in entrance of the headquarters of the Ile-de-France area, in Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis).

“Continuous deterioration of teaching conditions”

In a letter despatched Thursday to the Minister of National Education, Nicole Belloubet, the “rebellious”, socialist and communist deputies of Seine-Saint-Denis deplore “the continued deterioration of teaching conditions in the department and its chronic understaffing compared to its neighbors”. In Seine-Saint-Denis, a baby loses on common one 12 months of classes over their complete education because of trainer absences not being changed, based on the Federation of Parents' Councils (FCPE).

“In this department, the youngest and poorest in mainland France, the school does not just reproduce birth inequalities: it widens them, this observation is revolting”alerted the communist elected official for Seine-Saint-Denis Stéphane Peu throughout inquiries to the federal government within the National Assembly on Wednesday.

In response, the Minister of National Education, Nicole Belloubet, affirmed that “it’s good because this department concentrates both many assets and real difficulties that we pay particular attention to and that specific measures have been deployed there. The minister also indicated that the staff had “been received by Dasen [la direction académique] and the rector of the academy has also declared herself available to receive them”.

In an interview with Release, Thursday, the president of the division, Stéphane Troussel (Socialist Party), campaigns to combine Seine-Saint-Denis into the Paris academy, and now not into that of Créteil (Val-de-Marne), as is the case at present. This change of project would permit “a pooling of resources”, “greater attractiveness for teachers and better attractiveness of the school in general through the strong symbolic charge” of the operation. In his division, “more than 60% of establishments are in REP [réseau d’éducation prioritaire] and yet, the resources allocated by national education are sometimes lower than those of establishments in advantaged neighborhoods of Paris”regrets the elected official on this interview.

The World with AFP

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