Yesterday, national education staff and parents of students met to denounce the “disorganization of the school”.
Under the bare branches of the trees of the Square Charles de Gaulle, flags of different unions flutter. They are a hundred. A rally gathered yesterday, at 11 a.m., parents of students and national education staff. They denounce a lack of means and the “disorganization of the school”. The health protocol in schools, modified three times since the start of the school year in January, has provoked anger. “We are facing a puzzle, says Marie-Cécile Perillat, history-geography teacher at the Stéphane-Hessel high school in Toulouse and union representative FSU31. This protocol is indicative of Blanquer management. It is ineffective and does not allow to stem the circulation of the virus. The health protocol would be “untenable”, according to the parents of students, who, too, “toast”. “Classes are closing one after another. Parents cannot afford to keep their children. The school is in tatters”, scolds Éric Pinot, vice-president of FCPE 31. He continues: “We feel good that the Covid-19 crisis is Blanquer’s Trojan horse to dynamite public schools.”
The lack of means is limited by many participants in this gathering.
A second soufflé?
“It is time to apply the” whatever the cost “to education. We need an emergency plan which includes massive recruitment”, abounds Marie-Cécile Perillat. For an hour, parents and teachers exchanged views under a radiant sun and biting cold. The unions (FSU, CGTéduc’action, Snuipp, Snes) are launching a new call for mobilization this Thursday, January 27 in Toulouse. “The government has not responded to the essentials of our demands,” they write. Two weeks after the demonstration which brought together nearly 4,000 people, the movement is struggling to find a second wind.