Four primary education teachers’ unions – Snuipp-FSU, Snudi-FO, Sud education and CGT educ’action – organized a rally, this Wednesday, September 29, in front of the office of MP Sandrine Mörch in Toulouse to protest against the bill Rilhac, which would give more autonomy to principals.
“The Rilhac law is no. »Union representatives from Snuipp-FSU, Snudi-FO, Sud education and CGT educ’action organized a press conference on Wednesday, September 29, in front of the office of LREM deputy from the 9th district of Toulouse Sandrine Mörch, at 83 avenue du Lauragais.
The parliamentarian was not present, but she is a member of the Committee on Cultural Affairs and Education at the National Assembly. The deputies examined, this September 29, the bill tabled in May 2020 by the LREM deputy of Val d’Oise Cécile Rilhac.
Review of the statute, the role of the director
The Rilhac law in question? For the teachers’ unions, a law which “opens up the possibility of placing the director in the position of hierarchical superior in schools”. A total revision of the status and role of school principals which seems to be accelerating since the statements of Emmanuel Macron, on September 2, in Marseille.
“These school directors must be able to choose the teaching team”, notably assured the Head of State who offered to experiment with the measure in about fifty schools in the Marseille city.
An aberration, according to Annick Camalet, departmental secretary of the National Federation of Education, Culture and Vocational Training (Fnec-FO).
“It’s the destruction of the school …”
“The Rilhac law is part of the destruction of the school and the status of teachers,” she said. We create different bodies. It must be put in touch with the Grenelle of education which wants to establish a private management of schools. For us, the school of the Republic does not have to be private. It must remain public and cannot become like a private company ”.
Among the first concerned, the directors, “only 36% voted in favor of the Rilhac law”, confides Annick Camalet. This is far from unanimous among the many school teachers who combine the two trades. Below ten classes, the directorates have only a half-discharge per week. With the workload and stress that this entails.
“This law does not respond to the demands of the directors, namely more landfills, administrative assistance and a reduction in missions,” said the departmental secretary of the Fnec-FO.