Pap Ndiaye would have preferred more active consultations before talking publicly about sex education, as the national education minister knows this sensitive topic. But the information released by France Inter on Wednesday, September 7, according to which “Government wants to renew the fight against gender stereotypes in the school”has already sparked a debate. “We need to talk about sex education in school. (…) The 2001 law very clearly directs us to invoke it in the first as in the second degree.”the minister said on the Franceinfo website on Monday, September 12, recalling this. “legal obligation” little respect today. The ministry is working on “create new tools” for teachers, points to World environment of Pap Ndiaye. In particular, new educational sequences around children’s literature are being explored.
sex education “has nothing to do with gender theory”– the minister hastened to point out, preferring to talk about“equality” what from ” Floor “. He responds to the attacks of Eric Zemmour, who spoke at length about the school during his political return to Greu-les-Bains (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) on Sunday 11 September. The far-right politician urged his supporters “don’t miss anything” and compose “National Network of Vigilant Parents” here “in every establishment”. “Don’t let strangers teach your 6-year-old daughter that if she wants to, she can become a boy”he remarkably stated.
“These are the words of a professional polemic who thinks not about the interests of children, but about his political career. I don’t care “Pap Ndiaye replied. The La Manif pour tous collective asked to meet with the minister in a press release on Friday 9 September. “concerned about the possible return of some form of ABCD equality”. Designed to combat stereotypes and sexism during François Hollande’s five-year term, the device was abandoned in 2014 due to controversy.
“Great Variations by School”
Mandatory after graduating from college for more than twenty years, three classes in sexual education should be held annually in three areas: biological, psycho-affective and social. In fact, these three annual sessions are not always held, and the biological aspect, with the predominant theme of contraception, is often favored. Thus, the recent report of the General Inspectorate for Education, Sports and Research, which has not yet been made public, confirms “great variation across schools, across grades, across territories”.
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