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School uniform: not enough establishments willing to test it ?

The Ministry of National Education decided, this Friday, February 16, to extend the application deadline for educational establishments to June .

The project to wear uniforms in schools in France is taking shape. But the idea signed by the President of the Republic and revealed by Gabriel Attal when he ' he was Minister of Education would have more difficulty convince than expected. However, Emmanuel Macron estimated during his press conference on January 16 that "the single outfit erases inequalities between families and creates diversity. e the conditions of respect. For the moment, the project of wearing uniforms in schools is at the experimental stage. The schools in which it will be tested have all volunteered and will implement it from the start of the school year in September 2024 for two years.

Schools volunteering to experiment with the effects of wearing the unique outfit had until February 15 to make themselves known. But the decision was made. taken, this Friday, February 16, to extend the deadline by four months, as indicated by franceinfo. Schools therefore still have until June 15 to submit an application and become test schools for the uniform. Should this postponement be understood as a lack of volunteers in sufficient numbers ? "To date, we have around a hundred schools and & Establishments in 19 academies that demonstrated “their interest in experimenting with common attire”, simply indicated the Ministry of National Education. Which, however, did not mention the withdrawals of certain schools that previously volunteered to participate in the program. experimentation.

Around fifteen withdrawals

Several establishments ultimately changed their status. They were of opinion and withdrew after volunteering for the experiment according to RMC. These reversals of situation would concern around fifteen establishments. These schools indicated having submitted the question of wearing a uniform to a student vote and having respected their choice when the opposition & experimentation won out. For other schools, notably those of the first level, it is the opposition of the parents of the students who pushed &agrav; review their judgment on wearing the uniform, as before Plouisy in Côtes-d'Armor, after demonstrations in the town hall, reports Ouest-France. Establishments could still withdraw, since according to RMC other votes must still be put in place.

The implementation of this project is therefore not unanimous. As Le Monde indicates, this measure is not ;requires initially a modification of the internal regulations of the school which must itself be voted on. by the councils of all school levels, from kindergarten to high school. And in certain municipalities, the project clashed with the to the refusal of parents or students and had to be abandoned. But elsewhere, the uniform has been changed. very well received. Like &agrav; Béziers in the Hérault, where the uniform should make its debut in four primary schools in the city as soon as the winter holidays end, according to France Bleu H&eacute ;rault.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116