During a meeting at the Ministry of National Education on Thursday evening, a new text was presented to the unions, with the removal of the notion of “level” for the French and mathematics groups.
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“The lines have moved a little on the questions of the level groups“, declared Friday February 9 on franceinfo Bruno Bobkiewicz, national secretary of the Union of management personnel of National Education (SNPDEN). The Ministry of National Education proposed Thursday, during a “important meeting“, a new text for unions in which the expression “level groups” was replaced by “groups“Quite simply,” assures the union.
The educational community is up against the reform of the “shock of knowledge” by Gabriel Attal, in particular the establishment of level groups in mathematics and French for 6th and 5th grades.
On Thursday, a Higher Education Council was held with all the union organizations and representatives of the ministry. A new text, which franceinfo was able to consult, was proposed to the unions in which the notion of “level” has disappeared. “Common lessons in French and mathematics, throughout the timetable, are organized in groups for all classes“, it is written on the new document. Bruno Bobkiewicz sees it as a “hindsight” of the government. According to him, the disappearance of the notion of “level” may suggest that educational establishments will have a certain latitude in the organization of these groups.
The risk of “a multi-speed school”
“It’s necessary“that the questions around the level groups”can come back to the table with us quickly and see how things can evolve“, explained Bruno Bobkiewicz. The union representing management personnel is firmly opposed to this reform: “For us, this is a real fundamental problem and a political and ideological choice which does not suit us at the management level either. This is the risk of a multi-speed school“, he warned.
He calls on the new minister to “integrate the strong opposition from the entire world of education“on level groups.”We cannot run National Education without its staff. That’s a strong message to send to him..”
Bruno Bobkiewicz rather favorably welcomes the appointment of the new Minister of Education, Nicole Belloubet: “At a time like this when there are decisions to be made quickly, particularly on the question of the clash of knowledge and the preparation for the start of the school year, someone was needed who had at least mastered the files and techniques of Education national“, he explained. The former Minister of Justice was rector in Limoges and Toulouse.