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A blockade of a high school in Montpellier prevents students from passing the bac


The pupils of first year were to inaugurate Thursday and Friday the reform of the vat with anticipated tests. Blockades and social movements have led to their postponements

Students were unable to access the classrooms of the Lycée Jules Guesde where the tests were to take place - Jérôme Diesnis / Agence Maxele Presse

The blockade of teachers and outsiders led to the postponement of the bac exams on Thursday at the Jules Guesde high school in Montpellier. Almost all of the students did not have access to the rooms where the exams were to take place. In Nîmes, the previous week, unions had expressed their opposition to this reform in front of the Lycée Daudet.

Many teachers' unions and representatives of parents of students are opposed to the reform of the bac which comes into force this year for first graders. They consider it ill prepared with varying conditions depending on the establishment. "This first session was organized in a rush and our students are not ready and very stressed, assure the FSU representatives of the school. The baccalaureate loses its national character in favor of a local bac as the conditions of organization and correction will vary according to the establishments. "

"The principle of equity is flouted", denounce the unions

The E3C sessions (common continuous assessment tests) which come into force this year replace the final tests in several disciplines, in particular the modern language and history-geography tests. The unions are concerned "that different tests are organized according to the establishments", underline for their part the teachers of the Lycée Frédéric Bazille, also strongly mobilized against the reform. “The tests are corrected in some high schools by the teachers of the establishment, in others by external correctors. In all cases, disparities are present ”, they certify.

The tests originally scheduled for Friday had already been postponed to the following week, due to social unrest. They are again scheduled for January 30 and 31 and should be the subject of new strikes.


Reform of the baccalaureate: The FCPE demands benevolent marks for the first common continuous assessment tests (E3C)


Baccalaureate reform: Continuous assessment tests disrupted or blocked in around 40 high schools on Monday

  • Montpellier
  • Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Society
  • BAC reform
  • Blockade

Source: 20minf

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