Education: Parents of students are still mobilized in Toulouse and Haute-Garonne to save classes threatened with closure

Education: Parents of students are still mobilized in Toulouse and Haute-Garonne to save classes threatened with closure

The mobilizations continue in schools in Toulouse, which are at risk of losing one or more classes at the start of the 2024 school year: a total of 128 classes are affected in Haute-Garonne.

Parents of students continue to mobilize in schools in the north of Toulouse, which are in danger of losing one or more classes at the start of the 2024 school year. We must not forget that the Haute-Garonne, like the rest of the Occitanie region, is affected by a decline in the number of students in the region. school demographics observed in the eight departments of the Toulouse academy.

The department’s public and private schools, which have enrolled more than 134,000 students, will see their numbers drop by more than 1,000 students, almost 600 fewer in Toulouse schools. But the mobilization is not weakening. Yesterday morning, families from the Niboul school in Toulouse, which lost a class in September, gathered in front of the establishment in the Borderouge district.

Cutting jobs, “the direct consequence”

“We believe that the elements taken into account in advocating this closure are not consistent with the reality on the ground,” the FCPE parent representatives protest. A neighborhood that continues to grow and welcomes more and more families every year. The direct consequence of these cuts is the closure of posts and overcrowded classes, which has an impact on children’s learning.

128 classes were in danger of closing

The arguments are similar from school to school, but the room for maneuver to negotiate with the authorities of the Departmental Council for National Education (CDEN) is shrinking. The latter actually met in the prefecture on February 7, but was postponed because it was boycotted by the teaching unions “at the suggestion of the students’ parents”. The result is the de facto ratification of the closure measures that would be debated in CDEN: that is to say, the closure of 128 classrooms in Haute-Garonne, including about forty in Toulouse.

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