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The Figaro Magazine editorial: "The checkbook policy"


World champion of public spending, France ended up persuading itself that each difficulty could be resolved with more resources.

Double the salaries of teachers.

This is Anne Hidalgo's latest proposal to be elected President of the Republic.

Let us pass on the demagogic character, or, if one prefers, patronage of the measure, to wonder about its usefulness.

Will the educational level of French students go up because their teachers will be paid twice as much?


It would be a cautery on a wooden leg.

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Are teachers paid half as much in France than in Germany and the Netherlands?

The school problem lies elsewhere.

We no longer learn enough.

We do not respect the teachers enough.

We do not favor enough the best.

And it's not a question of money: look at Finland, a good student of Western education systems which for years has won the first places in the Pisa ranking of the best school levels.

It devotes 6.1% of its GDP to primary and secondary education.

Against 6.6% for France.

And the budget spent per student is equivalent to ours.

Let's face it: some French teachers deserve to be

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Source: lefigaro

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