Education: Class closures threaten rural areas

Published on 02.04.2024 at 23:21

Video duration: 166 min

Teachers will demonstrate on Tuesday, February 6.  Among the reasons for the anger is likely the closure of classes in rural areas as part of the reform of the school map.  In recent weeks, several municipalities have mobilized to protest against these closures, such as Limoges (Haute-Vienne).  -

Education: Class closures threaten rural areas

Teachers will demonstrate on Tuesday, February 6. Among the reasons for the anger is likely the closure of classes in rural areas as part of the reform of the school map. In recent weeks, several municipalities have mobilized to protest against these closures, such as Limoges (Haute-Vienne). – (franceinfo)

Teachers will demonstrate on Tuesday, February 6. Among the reasons for the anger is likely the closure of classes in rural areas as part of the reform of the school map. In recent weeks, several municipalities have mobilized to protest against these closures, such as Limoges (Haute-Vienne).

Children and parents on the street in defense of their school. The CM1 class is endangered in the town of Chalut near Limoges. The reason? Next year, five students less. “Specifically, this means that we will have more multi-level classes, for now we already have large departments combined with CP and CE1”, explains the student's parent.

Multiplication of closures

Elected officials fear worse teaching conditions. Concern is evident in several rural communities, closures are on the rise. This is the case in Vernet (Haute-Garonne) or even in Villiers-sur-Loir in Loir-et-Cher. Teachers' unions protested on Thursday, February 1, against the closing of classes in the department. For its part, the government claims that at the beginning of the 2024-2025 school year to be 83,000 students less. The plan for the future elementary school should be published in February.

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