Back to school 2023: 187 class closures in kindergarten and primary

At the start of the school year September 2023, Paris will lose more than 3,000 students in the first degree and more than 2,000 in the second degree. These losses will affect the number of classes in the schools.

187 fewer classes

In 180 schools kindergartens and primary Parisians, there will be the closure of 187 classes. In detail, these will be 68 kindergarten classes which will close and 110 primary classes.

Unfortunately, these closures will occur in neighborhoods where many establishments are part of the priority education networkthat is to say in the 18th, 19th and 20th arrondissements from Paris. “We attack the weakest, the poorest while the students are in great difficulty”, regrets Sylvaine Baehrel, president of the Federation of Parents’ Councils of Students (FCPE) Paris and interviewed by our colleagues from 20 minutes.

France, poorly ranked

These class closures are regrettable when we know that at PISA ranking (International Program for Monitoring Student Achievement) organized by the OECD, France is only ranked in 23rd rank out of 79 countries assessed. The CIPF believes that “The Ministry of National Education must seize the opportunity of the demographic decline to deploy resources for the benefit of all students, which requires that the number of students per class in priority education does not exceed 19 students per class. »

And in secondary school?

We will have to wait for the month of March to find out about the class cuts that will take place in colleges and high schools. However, we already know thata 6th grade class will close to Honoré de Balzac in the 17th arrondissement, and that Germaine Tillon in the 12th arrondissement, a 6th grade class and a 5th grade class will close.

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