The new Minister of National Education, Pap Ndiaye, will face an institution in crisis. Her roadmap seems clearer: “go ahead, go ahead” than it has already done, as Elisabeth Borne showed on the day of her government appointment at TF1. “Pap Ndiaye is there because he shares with Jean-Michel Blanquer the purpose of offering our children excellence and equal opportunities. And I think he covered that up. ”declared the new Prime Minister.
The new Minister of National Education Pap Ndiaye is due to apply to Emmanuel Macron’s program presented during the presidential campaign, one of his priorities is school. Raising teachers ’salaries, making the profession more attractive, transforming mathematics into the common core of high school, strengthening the autonomy of leaders in establishments or transforming vocational high school to make apprenticeship which is a sector of excellence. all hot topics. Pap Ndiaye also made his first steps this week by accepting union representatives. He outlined his approach, tried to reassure, but he had to act quickly.
1. Increase teacher salary
The increase in teachers’ salaries than “site number one”, according to all teachers ’unions. “Teacher evaluation should be at the top of the group”summed up Sophie Vénétitay, general secretary of Snes-FSU, the first secondary school union.
During the debate between the two rounds, Emmanuel Macron announced that he wanted to raise teachers ’salaries. to have “no more career starts under 2,000 euros” per month, an increase “condition of complete absence” according to him. This commitment will mean that a increase “by about 10%” for teachers to start their careers, he specified, without showing a timetable. But the revaluation up to 20% for “those who go for the latest methods, by allowing more freedom, in the field, of our teachers ”.
For Guislaine David, general secretary of Snuipp-FSU, the first elementary union, “The question of wages should come to the table as soon as possible” because “there is an urgent to clarify things “.” We are impatiently waiting for a meeting with the minister and then a consultation “, he stated. According to the annual barometer of What an Education federationpublished on Monday, May 2386% of education staff say they disagree with the policy choices in their field in 2022, a decrease compared to 2016 (65%).
“There is a real need to improve staff relationships and calm things down“, according to its secretary general Frédéric Marchand. And” what emerged “from the expectations,” was the question of salary increases “.
2. Make the job more attractive
Pap Ndiaye should also discuss the topic of appeal in the teaching profession. This is it directly linked to wage increases. “It is urgent to revaluate the beginning of careers, but not only, and to relaunch a real recruitment policy to make the profession attractive again”, assured history professor Nicolas at the RTL microphone.
But the beginning of the reevaluation done by the government with young teachers not enough to attract many candidates to this year’s competitions. The lack of qualified applicants is remarkable in mathematics, German, letters or for the positions of teachers in the school, a consequence of a reform of the organization of competitions, but also and above all a crisis of professional attractiveness. Faced with this shortage, the unions called on the Prime Minister to urgent steps. “Staff will be gone at the start of the 2022 school year,” they said.
Let’s count for example 180 are eligible for 219 teaching positions in Paris schools, 521 of 1,079 in Créteil and 484 of 1,430 posts in Versailles. He was called by the Snalc union “the question of Blanquer reform which has created fierce competition ”.
3. Re-integrate math in high school reform “from the start of the next school year”
The return to common core math from the Première class will take place at the beginning of the next school year.promised a few days ago followed by Pap Ndiaye, Jean-Michel Blanquer, thus responding to criticism of the absence of this topic in programs for many students after high school reform.
According to the first results of the External Capes of Mathematics, only 816 candidates are eligible, for 1,035 positions. The former tenant of rue de Grenelle wants to assure, claiming to have a “necessary pool” of math teachers starting next year in high schools. What skepticism of the unions.
“We’re talking about a breeding ground. (…) It’s good if it’s true, but we don’t know what we’re talking about”, commented Bruno Bobkiewicz, secretary general of the main union of school heads (SNPDEN). These leaders of the establishments are opposed to the return of mathematics from next year to the emergence of the common core. They feel that the schedule is very tight for such changes in schedules and programs.
4. Start of “major vocational high school reform”
At the heart of the steps seen in the head ofEtat figure one link between school and business. Others, first, “the major vocational high school reform”“a big project”, according to Emmanuel Macron.
Like the President arranging courses that lead to one job and so on, considering that there are “too many young people who have left with a diploma but no job” and that “we live in many sectors where there are almost no outlets”. Emmanuel Macron wants to get inspired apprenticeship reform and increase internship periods by 50% vocational high school students.
In any case, the unions hope to return Jean-Michel Blanquer’s page: “We are waiting for a change of approach: a minister must listen to the staff”, declared Caroline Chevé of FFSU. Pap Ndiaye should have no time to enjoy his installation.