Return to “optional” maths in 1st grade from the beginning of September: Emmanuel Macron stressed that their teaching “will not be[it] not mandatory from this first year ”, in order to“ do it fast ”
Emmanuel Macron announced on Thursday, during a visit to Marseille, the return of mathematics “Optional”, “Optional”in class of 1re from the next school year. Accompanied by the new Minister of National Education, Pap Ndiaye, he visited one of the fifty-nine “Schools of the future” promoted in the “Marseille en grand” plan, the Menpenti school, which will set up a mathematics laboratory.
“Since I was engaged in the campaign, we will be reintroduced in class 1re the ability to choose optional math »said the President of the Republic. “There will always be the maths specialty, but there will be the opportunity for all students to choose the hour and a half of math that was taken out of the core.”he added.
Mr. Macron pointed out that this teaching “It won’t be[it] not mandatory from this first year “in order to “Do it fast”. “I think we need to get out of this dilemma as well, before it becomes mandatory. Let’s set children and families free “he continued, adding: “We will offer them this freedom, which is in line with my commitment.” »
Since the high school reform in 2019, math was no longer a subject taught to all high school students in the common core. In his re-election program, Mr. Macron promised the return of discipline as early as the 1st gradereat an additional thirty to two hours per week.
“With this choice to reintroduce math + optional +, the government is taking a third step to not fully implement it from the start of the school year and not to push it back to 2023, as Emmanuel Macron had promised.”, Sophie Vénétitay, secretary general of SNES-FSU, the first union of the second degree, told Agence France-Presse (AFP). According to her, “This is a political display”who goes “Unfortunately not more students or more girls choose math”.
During this visit, the head of state also confirmed that “From the beginning of the school year, elementary school students will do thirty minutes of sports every day,” another of his campaign promises.