A determined minister, despite the uncertainties hanging over the government. In a long interview with Le Parisien, published on Sunday June 26, Pap Ndiaye speaks for the first time since his appointment and clarifies his ambitions at the head of the Ministry of Education. In particular, he announces future salary increases for teachers. “The compensation increase will consist of two parts. The first will be unconditioned and will apply to all teachers. This means increasing the starting salary of young people above 2,000 euros net. This will be in 2023. In addition, we will put in place a salary share conditional on new tasks. In this river interview, Mr. Ndiaye also promised “a teacher in front of each class at the start of the school year” despite the recruitment problems facing the national education system. Read also: Article reserved for our subscribers Primary schools: the results of the competitions confirm the shortage of teachers The minister also reports that the national education department has counted 627 reports for attacks on secularism from December 2021 to March 2022 in schools, colleges and high schools. These figures are “generally stable” compared to the first three months of the 2021-2022 school year (nine reports less) but the share of religious outfits in the total has increased and these represent 22% of the total reports, stated the minister. They have been controversial in recent weeks in the media, and have been banned since the 2004 law on conspicuous religious symbols. Less verticality On the return for the moment optional of at least 1 h 30 of math for all in the common core of first, Mr. Ndiaye should make this hourly volume “compulsory in 2023”. “That’s the most likely hypothesis,” he said. Read also: Article reserved for our subscribers Pap Ndiaye, the minister who wants to reconcile the nation While vowing less “verticality” than his predecessor, Jean-Michel Blanquer, and pleading for schools to further reduce educational inequalities , Mr. Ndiaye places himself in the “continuity” of the action carried out in recent years and reaffirms that he will not return to Parcoursup and the reform of the high school. The minister, who has been criticized by the far right since his appointment, also indicated in this interview that in his eyes, there is “no compromise” to be had with the National Rally (RN), adding that such was his “political compass”. “The RN has a long history that is deeply rooted in anti-republicanism. It is not because the National Front speaks of the Republic that it is republican, ”he continued, targeting the national preference. The world
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