after five years of Blanquer, who else is surprised?

In national education, staff shortages are a problem that has been known for a long time and has been carefully pursued by Jean-Michel Blanquer. Already, under Sarkozy’s five -year term, “liquidator Blanquer” has cut 59,500 posts, a policy continuing under the Macron presidency with the cutting of 1,800 secondary posts between 2018 and 2021, and a new wave of 500 posts. 2022.

A policy with serious consequences for staff and students, the first victims of damage to their employment, learning and living conditions within establishments, and where the pandemic sheds even more serious light. . The latter actually – if at all possible – highlights the problem of staff shortages. Not only has the number of non -teachers increased due to the coronavirus, leaving many classes without teachers, but there is also a real risk to staff and students. In fact, in elementary school, children, without a teacher, are divided into other classes, which encourages mixing …

In an article in Le Monde, documenting the scale of the incident, we thus discovered that in order to address the shortage of teachers and substitutes, management establishments found themselves reduced to the “D system”. , between Leboncoin notices and taken in charge of classes of people who have not received training for it, whether they are educational assistants or those fellow students with disabilities. Direct consequence: students accumulate months, even entire years, delayed due to lack of substitute teachers, as calculated by parents of students in Seine-Saint-Denis.

The lack of replacements is due to structural problems in National Education. Abused by successive governments, and especially in Macron, the school has experienced increasing difficulty in recruiting teachers. Working conditions, exacerbated by the reduction of resources provided by National Education, with an increase in the hours and tasks imposed on teachers, but also the salary, one of the lowest in Europe, frightened the candidates and caused an increase in resignations, which has continued to increase since 2013.

Far from providing an answer to this long-standing problem, Blanquer views short and risky contracts as a “magical” solution: for the years 2020-2021, all trades combined, 107,243 non- tenured people are hired for the ministry. for five years, although incumbent positions were largely removed.

For the Minister of National Education, the difficulties of recruitment, and especially in establishments in working class neighborhoods, are also a way to experiment with the privatization of schools, a policy he loves. In the Somme and Lot departments, the Ministry of National Education is experimenting with the management of substitutes through an application provided by a private start-up. In the Paris region, this is the “school choice” association, Blanquer calls it and is largely funded by CAC 40 companies, which now offer contract teachers at priority educational establishments.

The government therefore intends to continue its ultra-liberal policies: to always do more and more often to minimize, carefully maintain public service failures to provide free governance to the private sector, such as reforms in the railroad or the ongoing demolition of the hospital. All to the detriment of staff, who see their working conditions as unbearable, but also of users, who are not only offered public services at a discount – here, a much more unfair and incomplete education – and should pay more attention to private companies that have access to quality services.

The liberal and managerial policy followed by the government, led by Jean-Michel Banquer, has aroused more intense anger among families, but also among students, such as students at Paul Sabatier’s high school in Créteil, who are mobilizing currently looking for a replacement for four. to their teachers.

Similarly, over the years, teachers and staff of National Education have been mobilizing against the deterioration of their working conditions and the deterioration of the public education service. An outrage against the government and its reforms was expressed in particular by the historic movement against pension reform in 2019, or even during the health strikes in November 2020, and was characterized by more significant movements in local size.

While the national education staff widely rejects Blanquer and Macron’s policies, we intend to hear their voices in the presidential campaign, to be protected, through the candidacy of Anasse Kazib, a major investment in education, a large recruitment of teaching and non -teaching. staff, the tenure of all dangerous staff, the full-time wage of all staff regardless of their hourly quota, the reduction of working hours for full-time staff, as well as the revaluation of all salaries.

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