Two days after the beheading of Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher from Yvelines, the shock is still strong on the side of the teaching community, which calls for measures. A Defense Council is to be held at the Elysee Palace on Sunday, with the study of new protections for schools on the menu. One of the many projects to be carried out for the Ministry of National Education during the All Saints holidays.
The priority is to support teachers. If a crisis unit has been set up in the Academy of Versailles, many other requests have emerged in the rest of the territory.
One minute of silence on the first day of school
You must also prepare for the first day of school, November 2. A minute of silence was decided. And Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said it, he does not want improvisation, but to think about a speech to be held. “Let’s work on this transmission of values to children. This is obviously what I will do with all the National Education teams, so that Monday, November 2 is a day back to school, where we will all be proud of the Republic and strong against its adversaries, ”he said.
Finally, the teachers’ unions want a national framework for teaching on freedom of expression, with a clarification of the supports to be used or not in this course, and of course details on how to deal with the cartoons of Charlie Hebdo. For now, all this is the educational responsibility of each teacher. The work will be carried out with parents’ associations, members of the Council of Elders of Laïcité, and teachers.