is the line of Jean-Michel Blanquer really disavowed?

16:28, 25 May 2022, modified at 16:37, 25 May 2022

Pap Ndiaye’s roadmap, presented as an anti-Blanquer, is clear. The goal is to “ continue, move on Than the previous five-year term, Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne indicated on Friday during the TF1 news. So don’t go back on what has already been done.

It was the surprising appointment of the government of Borne. Pap Ndiaye, a history graduate, became head of the Ministry of National Education, replacing Jean-Michel Blanquer. Former director of the French National Museum of History and Immigration, this specialist in United States and minority history is presented as an anti-Blanquer, taking a stand against terms such as “Islamo Left” True “wokism”, nevertheless spearheads of its predecessor. A 180 degree turn in the rue de Grenelle? If Pap Ndiaye’s appointment seems like a denial of the Blanquer era, some elements come to water down this observation.

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A relative of Blanquer as chief of staff

First, a good friend of Jean-Michel Blanquer is approached to become chief of staff to the new Minister of Education. This is Jean-Marc Huart, current Rector of the Academy of Nancy-Metz. The latter was Director General of School Education alongside Jean-Michel Blanquer from 2017 to 2019. “They have a real ideological closeness and mutual respect. It was rare to see them at odds.”said one of his relatives: The Express
, about the relationship of the two men. an arrival “seen as the symbol of a return to the Macronist and Blanquerian foundations”deciphered in The world
, Sophie Vénétitay, Secretary General of the SNES-FSU. Accustomed to the functioning of the National Education, Jean-Marc Huart was thus able to support Pap Ndiaye, a newcomer in the field.

A step-by-step plan to implement

Pap Ndiaye will also have to run the program announced by Emmanuel Macron, who had made education one of the strong themes of his campaign. Return of mathematics to secondary school in the common core, autonomy of heads of institutions, revaluation of teachers’ salaries according to their mission… Proposals approved by Jean-Michel Blanquer to be maintained despite his departure from government. During her speech on TF1’s news last Friday, Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne assured that the new minister’s mission was to “continue, move on”“Pap Ndiaye is there because he shares with Jean-Michel Blanquer the goal of bringing excellence and equal opportunity to our children. And I think he embodies that.”she added.

General symbols

For his first trip, Pap Ndiaye went to Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, in Bois-d’Aulne’s colleague, where Samuel Paty, a history professor who was murdered by a jihadist in October 2020, worked. ‘It is the Republic that wins, despite everything’ he wanted to convey as a message.

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A hyphen between the two men? “Samuel Paty forces us to be vigilant about our values ​​and this vigilance about our values, you are now the guarantor”, Jean-Michel Blanquer had indicated to his successor during the transfer of power last Friday. Dad Ndiaye also paid tribute “his fellow historian” in this case.

An agreement on Mureaux’s speech

The ambition of continuity confirmed by Emmanuel Macron herself, who assures that the academician has a “universalistic” as Jean-Michel Blanquer might be. According to information from Figaro
During his meeting with the president to discuss this appointment, Pap Ndiaye is said to have assured the re-elected president of his agreement with Les Mureaux’s speech and the philosophy of the law against separatism. The head of state is also said to have added that the role of the new education minister was not to undo the reforms of the previous five-year term, but rather to ensure the proper implementation of what had been announced.

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