Guest of Wendy Bouchard's Grand Journal du Soir, Rodrigo Arenas, co-president of the Federation of Parents' Councils (CIPF), calls for human resources to fight drug trafficking in schools, rather than transparency.


While the Minister of Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, advocates transparency on violence in schools, the CIPF co-chair Rodrigo Arenas responds on Europe 1. "We do not need transparency" , he denounced at the microphone of Wendy Bouchard. "We need human resources to fight against trafficking."

The inefficiency of the state

Represented in the white march in tribute to Kewi, the young teenager killed a week ago with knives in Lilac, the CIPF reports a situation that nobody discovers. "The state is inefficient, especially in drug trafficking in front of institutions," Rodrigo Arenas regrets. According to the co-president of the Federation of Parents' Councils, the districts of the Republic, "deserted" by the state, "ghettoized", giving way to violence. "To imagine that this atmosphere does not invite itself to school is either denial or madness."

The responsibility of the Ministry of the Interior

But no question for Rodrigo Arenas to point finger National Education, whose role is not to fight against trafficking. "It is necessary that the services of the Ministry of the Interior take their responsibilities," he believes, in order to bring "all these traffickers around schools". The CIPF co-chair continues: "They get our kids back to look out for them and they go to the windows to warn the dealers." A situation that Rodrigo Arenas denounces for several years, especially in Seine Saint-Denis. And "it's not a battle of transparency figure" that will settle that according to him.

The question of education

It remains to define the scope of National Education in this problem. "The role of education is the long time" describes Rodrigo Arenas. According to him, it is necessary "to inform from an early age the children of what is done or not". As such, the CIPF proposed September 4 "to teach from the kindergarten issues of rights", obviously adapted to each age. The problem, according to Rodrigo Arenas, is "we prefer to get rid of the kids who are disruptive rather than having an educational action," he says. In Seine-Saint-Denis, there would be for Rodrigo Arenas "the equivalent of a college that would not be educated today".