Parents join teachers in dates protest in France

Teachers and parents are, unusually, jointly protesting over the 2018-19 school year dates saying there is too big a gap between the spring holidays and the start of summer – and they say 2019-2020 will be worse.

Samuel Cywie of the parent federation Peep said ‘Zone B’ children will have 11 weeks between spring and summer holidays while Valérie Sipa­himalani, of teacher union Snes, said the winter holiday industry was being given priority over children’s needs as the ...

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