Parisian Teachers Protest Against Education Reform

PARIS. – A couple weeks ago, a series of advertisements filled the Paris metro. Their motto is cheerful, positive and full of hope: “who wants everyone to succeed?” Meanwhile, in the French capital, the overwhelming majority of the teachers in the Parisian elementary schools were in the streets on January 22 to protest against the […]

France Debates New School Calendar

As soon as he assumed his position as Minister of Education in May, Vincent Peillon talked about a reform of the school calendar, asserting that “a four day week, very long holidays, overcrowded days, this is not good for anyone.” His concern comes from a report published in July 2011 and led by Luc Chatel, […]