Dwelling college: “It is a step again in freedom of schooling,” says Max Brisson (LR)

The law confirming respect for republican principles now stipulates compulsory school attendance for all children. This was announced by the President of the Republic in the name of the fight against radical Islam in Les Mureaux desire to strictly limit home education.

Therefore, since the beginning of the school year 2022, home education has become derogatory. Parents who want a home school will need to obtain prior permission and will no longer just make a statement. Only four reasons can justify home education: the child’s health or disability; intensive performance of sports or artistic activities; family homelessness or the specific situation of the child motivating the educational project. UThe decree of the Council of State must specify the conditions for issuing the permit.

Interpretation reserve

When examining text the senators fought hard against this measure. They wanted in vain to maintain the declaration regime of home education and to strengthen controls. The senator’s right seized the constitutional council, but the elders confirmed the tightening of the conditions of domestic education on Friday, August 13.

However, the Constitutional Council has a reservation on the interpretation, stating “that it will be up to the regulatory authority, under the control of the judge, to determine the procedures for issuing family care permits, and to the relevant administrative authorities to base their decisions. to decide solely on the basis of criteria defined by law, to the exclusion of any discrimination of any kind ‘.

“It’s a decline in educational freedom,” said LR Senator Max Brisson. The graduate teacher says that he understands and respects the decision of the Constitutional Council, but fears the effects of this measure:

“I know from experience that the administration will have a very restrictive view of home education.”

For Max Brisson, “the administration will necessarily be a judge and a party” because “those who organize the system are asked not to determine whether or not the child can visit him.” The Senator from the Pyrénées-Atlantiques remains associated with public schools and rightly believes that the state of this institution has led to “this decline”.

“In some territories, parents leave public schools”

“Homeschool withstood all school wars because the public school did not doubt itself. Today we are in a period of retreat, this government has problems with diversity, this is a phenomenon that we also observe in the topic of regional languages, “explains Max Brisson.

According to him, the teaching conditions in some public facilities also justify home education. “In some areas, parents are leaving public schools. Today, many parents are afraid of this reform, “he says.

The fight against “separatism” or sectarian divisions cannot justify this measure. “While examining the text, the government has failed to establish a link between separatism and domestic education,” Max Brisson said.

The law, which strengthens respect for republican principles, also attacks private schools outside the treaties. It has already been initiated in the Senate by centrist senator Françoise Gatel text left by the government to better control these facilities. This text creates a new system for the administrative closure of schools which have not been declared or which have not remedied the shortcomings highlighted in the report. The prefects will have the opportunity to oppose the opening of schools outside the treaty with the support of a “foreign state hostile to the republic.” The law must now be passed.

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