The unprecedented threats against the public service, the refusal to take into consideration pay issues and working conditions, and the announcement of regressive reforms (high school, high school diploma, etc.) lead public services workers, including education personnel to widely mobilise on 22 March 2018 in France.

Trade unions in France were showing their anger at the consequences of job cuts, while secondary education witnesses an increase in the numbers of students, as well as at policies which show that the government keeps turning a deaf ear to the demands for a democratised access to education and qualifications.

In education, the plans to reform high school and the high school diploma are emblematic of this orientation and would have serious consequences for the profession and the success of young people from lower socio-economic background.

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