A new year usually brings with it new purposes, desires and ambitions. At least for 2022, there is no shortage of parents of students, teachers’ unions and networks of French institutions abroad.
In the AEFE network
Listen to the heart of desires
Following the strike on 22 November in the French educational network abroad, and the joint strike on 13 January in France and abroad, AEFE staff and parents hope that the agency will take into account the their claims. His wishes are finally approaching his grievances of last year.
This is the request of teachers and parents of students for the year 2022: to be heard and heard by the French Agency for Education Abroad (AEFE). Starting a new year does not mean forgetting the previous one and its problems. Putting staff and parents of students back at the center of discussions to develop and advance the French school seems therefore essential for the teachers’ unions SNES-FSU and SNUipp, and for the three federations. of parents of students abroad, specifically the FCPE, the FAPEE and the UNAPE. For the latter, new developments in the panorama of parents’ federations, the priority is, therefore, to get a seat on the Board of Directors of the AEFE, to be heard.
In addition, the terms “respect”, “listening” and “dialogue” constantly arose during the interactions with the different representatives. They are all unanimous, and their wish is that the parents be “heard to the extent of their involvement”, as Isabelle Tardé, General Delegate of the FAPEE, points out. French establishments are effectively subsidized up to 60% by parents, a rate that has been steadily rising since 2012, according to the 2017-2018 briefing report written by Senate Vice President Vincent Delahaye and Paris Senator Rémi. Féraud, thus reducing the share of investment by the French state in the network. A policy that goes hand in hand with the multiplication of approvals in private centers implemented in the network.