its challenges for National Education

French historian Pap Ndiaye, the new Minister of Education, has fully entered into action during his term in office. Between a first symbolic trip and a trip to Marseille with the President, he imposed his political line: equality of education.

His first actions were the head of National Education

New Minister of National Education and Youth, Pap Ndiaye took on his new duties with vigor and conviction. As with his commitment as a historian, this specialist in USA social history, especially among minorities, has chosen to inaugurate his new cap as a completely symbolic trip. Touched and obviously involved, this is how Conflans Saint-Honorine college teachers describe him, former associates of Samuel Paty.

Thursday June 2, 2022, Pap Ndiaye is expected in Marseillee, where he will go with President Emmanuel Macron, as part of the experiment of free recruitment of teachers in the establishments themselves. This is why the various administrations of the head of National Education are working to make the teaching profession attractive, useless: many disciplines have more positions to fill than qualified applicants … Among vocational crisis in teaching and disruption of education equality, Pap Ndiaye has set his own guiding line in return the image to the school and to restore his full function as a social lever. Because among the OECD countries, it is in France that social backgrounds are the most important to the success of studies. A challenge that the history graduate, sensitive to issues of humiliation, inequality and discrimination, has decided to face. Better: a real priesthood, for those who identify themselves as a result of republican and meritocratic schooling.

What challenges await Pap Ndiaye in National Education?

Social and school inequality, teacher recruitment, back to school... Many topics await the new Minister of National Education and Youth. For Pap Ndiaye, the challenge of the post of Minister of Education is daunting, as students and teachers have been denied in recent years to The Covid-19 crisis as well as baccalaureate reform, appropriate, from the beginning of the school year, new adaptations, especially with regard to reintroduction of mathematics to the common core.

“My first thoughts go to the world of teachers that I always have“assured the new Minister of National Education that must also be addressed increase in teachers ’salaries. During the debate between the two rounds, Emmanuel Macron, in fact, announced that he wanted to raise teachers ’salaries to have“no more career start-ups under 2,000 euros“per month, ce representing an increase “about 10%“for teachers to start their careers. The president, who is a candidate, has also promised that this revaluation will reach up to 20% for”those who use the latest methods by allowing more freedom, in the field, of our teachers“So the new Minister of National Education is eagerly awaited on this issue, especially by the unions.”The question of wages should come to the table as soon as possible (…) We are impatiently waiting for a meeting with the Minister, then a consultation, because it is urgent to clarify things “, explained Guislaine David, general secretary of Snuipp-FSU, the first elementary school union according to The Telegram,

Pap Ndiaye also has to deal with the problem associated with the shortage of teachers especially in mathematics, German, letters but also in elementary. In the end, he has to deal with major vocational high school reform described as “large construction site“, by Emmanuel Macron. The Head of State has thus indicated that he wants to increase by 50% the internship periods for vocational high school students.

Who is Pap Ndiaye, the new Minister of National Education?

Pap Ndiaye was born in 1965 to Antony in Hauts-de-Seine and grew up in the suburbs of Paris. His father, Senegalese, was a renowned engineer in sub-Saharan Africa and his mother, French, from a peasant family then became a professor of natural sciences at a college, raising his children -alone. Pap Ndiaye is now the father of two children, with sociologist Jeanne Lazarus. The French historian specializes in U.S. social history and minorities. Holding a doctorate from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Pap Ndiaye as a lecturer, then professor of Sciences Po Paris, and finally general manager of the Palais de la Porte-Dorée. The new Minister of National Education and brother of the writer Marie Ndiayeis also headed by Museum of Immigration History.

Pap Ndiaye, already criticized on the far right

Marine Le Pen and Eric Zemmour immediately responded to the appointment of the new Minister of National Education accusing Emmanuel Macron of wanting “deconstruct ”in French history. For the RN candidate, Pap Ndiaye’s arrival in the ministry is “the last stone in the deconstruction of our country, its values ​​and its future“He believes on Twitter. He added in front of the cameras that this appointment”Defending indigenousism, racism at the head of national education, a terrible choice ”. As for Jordan Bordela (RN), he qualifies as racialist and anti-cop activist“. On CNews, Eric Zemmour criticized the fact that Pap Ndiaye “attended meetings banned by whites, he was a true native intellectual, a true awakener”. Elisabeth Borne did not hesitate to immediately defend her new Minister of Education: “Pap Ndiaye is a staunch Republican, a man who believes in Republican values ​​and it is clear that that is what he will wear as Minister of National Education.

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