Asked by 20 minutes on the sidelines of the Prime Minister’s visit to a school in Marseille on Tuesday, Benoît Payan is categorical: “I note that what bothered me the most, namely the recruitment of schools, has been abandoned”. Last September, during the presentation of his plan for Marseille, the President of the Republic announced that he wanted to know in Marseille from the start of the 2022 school year, in 50 “laboratory” schools, the freedom of the choice of teachers by directors. An announcement which had provoked a real outcry from the teachers… and from Benoît Payan.
Behind the microphone of France Info, of which he was the guest of the morning this Wednesday, the socialist mayor of Marseille persists and signs. “It’s not in the plan of Marseille,” says the city councilor. I still haven’t heard that principals are going to recruit teachers. I always said I was absolutely against it. Or else, I misunderstood. Yes, there will be fifty schools, but on which there will be work, in particular on extracurricular time. “
“The idea of an experiment in recruiting teachers by school directors in the fifty schools in Marseille is not at all abandoned,” one refutes on the side of the rectorate of Aix-Marseille. It is well underway. “Information confirmed at 20 minutes by Virginie Akliouat, departmental secretary of Snuipp-FSU in Bouches-du-Rhône fiercely opposed to this reform, which was invited to a meeting this Tuesday afternoon with the entourage of Jean Castex on this subject. “We unfortunately do not have the same information as the mayor of Marseille, regrets Virgnie Akliouat. We will continue the battle in this direction, because this experiment is totally retrograde! “
And to clarify: The teachers would receive a favorable opinion or the teachers selected, and among the favorable opinions, the teacher who would have the highest scale will be recruited. And the commission would be made up of two inspectors, the school principal and a teacher. Since when do teachers choose who will work with them? “
This Monday evening, Parliament also definitively adopted the LREM bill on Monday which creates the function of school director. The text of the deputy Cécile Rilhac was adopted by 48 votes for and five against. “This law is deliberately vague so that behind, the government can make the amendments it wishes”, accuses Virginie Akliouat.
During his visit to Marseille on Tuesday, the Prime Minister also firmly reminded Benoît Payan of the government’s will in this area. “We are going to carry out this experimental project,” indicated the Prime Minister. Ah! I know there is debate. It is nothing to do that will not do it. But doing nothing, Mr. Mayor, can lead us to extremely damaging situations. So, yes, we assume that we have to discover new paths. We are therefore going to try to go further and it is with great satisfaction that I note that, in 58 schools in Marseille, teachers and teams have chosen to get involved in this innovative experimental project that the head of the state called here in Marseille. “