Education: The Senate severely notes the results of Jean-Michel Blanquer


Updated on 2/24/2022 at 7:21 AM

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Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer on January 25, 2022 at the National Assembly in Paris
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Education: The Senate severely notes the results of Jean-Michel Blanquer


2/24 at 7:24 AM

Updated on 2/24 at 7:21 AM

For senators who took stock of the five-year educational measures, the implementation of the reforms of Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer was in many cases “badly accompanied” thus giving the feeling of “navigating in sight” and creating ” generations of guinea pig students “.

“This is not a personal assessment of the director but an assessment of the public policies themselves, accompanied by 36 proposals”During a press conference, the centrist president of the Commission on Culture, Education and Communication, Laurent Lafon, recalled.

With the five-year term of Jean-Michel Blanquer – the longest in the V Republic for a Minister of Education – several major reforms have been adopted.

This Senate committee was based for six months on the analysis of six key objectives and measures: the link between the school and society, the reduction of the teaching age to three years, the development of the school inclusive, the priority given to primary education through policies. limit enrollment in the large section of CE1, the reform of secondary schools and the attractiveness of the teaching profession.

The Minister “I wanted to build a trusted school” with the law of the same name approved in 2019, “but the observation is that the relationship between the French and the school is still deteriorating”said Socialist Marie-Pierre Monier, Senator SER de la Drôme.

Demonstration on January 13, 2022 in Bordeaux of teachers against health protocol in schools

Demonstration on January 13, 2022 in Bordeaux by teachers against health protocol in schools AFP / Archives / Philippe LOPEZ

According to her, “Teachers continue to be disliked by society” i “Only 4% of school teachers consider their work to be valued”he said, referring to the “distrust” describe the relationship between education staff and their minister.

Senators thus want the automatic installation of functional protection for teachers and “the same speed in following up on teacher complaints as the rest of the people in charge of a public service mission”. They also recommend “an acceleration of career appointments, in order to improve the remuneration of teachers”.

Bac Reform “in the middle of the ford”

The doubling of large section classes at CE1 in priority education, promised by candidate Macron, has led to “first mixed results”. Duplication and the limit of 24 students per class require 19,300 jobs. “Over the last five years, only a little over 7,000 have been created.”they regret the elected officials.

High school reform is according to them “in the middle of the ford”. “Currently there is a lack of support for students. 85% of principals and 65% of principals have not received any specific training to carry out their guidance mission.” i “Many students do not benefit from their 54-hour annual orientation”point out the elected officials, emphasizing it “Institute reform runs the risk of increasing territorial inequalities” between establishments.

The Minister of Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, launches a consultation committee on the teaching of mathematics in high school

The Minister of Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, launches a consultation committee on the teaching of mathematics in high school AFP / Archives / Yann COATSALIOU

On the current topic of mathematics education, “Jean-Michel Blanquer questions the collapse of this subject but the figures are there. There were 90% of final year students who had a mathematics teaching before their reform. We have dropped to 59%.”rebuked Senator LR from the Pyrénées-Atlantiques Max Brisson.

To remedy this, senators recommend “Introduce a mathematics education for all first and last year students that can take the form of applied mathematics, combat gender stereotypes associated with certain subjects and promote the orientation of girls towards specialties and studies. “scientific studies”.

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