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French press review 21 May 2015

After middle school teachers, who were on strike earlier this week, it was the turn of hospital staff to down scalpels Thursday in protest of plans to increase their hours.
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem has come under fire for trying to introduce a controversial set of school reforms.
20/05/2015 - France

Education minister publishes controversial set of school reforms

Despite strong opposition, France’s education minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem published a controversial set of school reforms on the country's official statute books on Wednesday.

'Africa Dances' by Ben Enwonwu (Nigerian, 1917-1994)
19/05/2015 - Africa

African contemporary art under the hammer ... and the spotlight

A leading international auction house, Bonhams, is holding its annual Africa Now sale of African art Wednesday.

French press review 19 May 2015

Some French schools are closed today as teachers protest against proposals to reform secondary education. The debate continues to generate lots of heat but not much light.
French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem
18/05/2015 - FRANCE

Teachers to strike against France's controversial education reform

France's teachers’ unions have called a strike on Tuesday to oppose the Socialist government's reforms to middle schools.

French press review 18 May 2015

Doubt, discord and dissension in Socialist ranks. What does the Paris government really think about Jean-Claude Juncker's immigration quotas?

French weekly magazines review 17 May 2015

If there is one dominant subject on the French weeklies' front pages, it's surely the debate surrounding attempts by the education minister to reform the secondary education system.
French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, 14 April 2015
14/05/2015 - France

French president tells ministers to support controversial education reform

French President Francois Hollande has called for ministers "across government" to support the reforms to middle schools proposed by Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem.


French weekly magazines review 10 May 2015

David Cameron's surprising victory in the British elections having come too late for the French magazines, the weekly publications seem to have struggled a bit to find something worth putting on ...

French press review 7 May 2015

The general election across the Channel dominates this morning's French front pages, with opinions sharply divided on whether David Cameron and his Conservative Party colleagues deserve to be given ...