The Paris education authority could close 187 primary and 60 secondary classes in September. Parents and teachers fear the consequences on students’ learning, and a rally against the project is organized on Tuesday, February 14, in front of the rectorat.
In front of a middle school in the 5th district of Paris, there is anger. At the start of the new school year, a sixth grade class will be eliminated. Parents and teachers fear the consequences on learning. In all, the Paris academy could close 187 classes in primary and 60 in secondary school in September. The rectorate justifies these closures by a drop in school demographics over the past two years: – 4,669 students in the secondary level, including 1,200 in the sixth grade.
A rally organized on Tuesday, February 14
Parents denounce an accounting logic that does not benefit their children. “What we are asking is to take advantage of this demographic decline to offer better supervision and better monitoring of students,” explains Ghislaine Morvan-Dubois, president of the FCPE Paris. A rally against the project has been organized on Tuesday, February 14 in front of the rectorat.