Diversity, not for everyone? Pap Ndiaye educates his children in a prestigious private school, so that they have a “serene and happy schooling”
Published on 29.6.2022 by Emmanuelle Bourdy
The fact that the minister Pap Ndiaye has educated his children in an elitist private school in the 6th arrondissement of Paris questions many people and arouses many reactions of incomprehension, even anger. For his part, the Minister of National Education simply replied that this choice was motivated by the wish “of a serene and happy schooling” for his own children.
The new Minister of National Education, Pap Ndiaye, is concerned about the well-being of his children as part of their studies. For this reason, he educated them in a private establishment, namely the very prestigious École alsacienne located in the 6e district of Paris. A choice that has earned him many critics.
Because “ the conditions for a serene and happy schooling were no longer met”
In the columns of Parisian this Saturday, June 25, the Minister of National Education declared that “The French school does not succeed in everything, in particular from the point of view of educational inequalities. She does very poorly with underprivileged children.. Considering this situation unacceptable, this is perhaps the reason why he wished to place his own children “in a private establishment which is under contract and, therefore, which fulfills a public service mission”as he declared to the Ile-de-France daily.
To justify his choice, he even specified that his children had previously gone to school “in REP+”. These Reinforced Priority Education Networks count the greatest concentrations of social difficulties, which has a direct and significant impact on the academic success of students. “There are times in a child’s development that can be complicated. It is the choice of parents of children for whom at one time, the conditions for a serene and happy schooling were no longer met.he also argued.
Whereas “Pap Ndiaye advocates living together and inclusion in public schools”
It is unlikely that this answer will satisfy his detractors and it is even possible that they will find his remarks inappropriate, especially coming from a politician who is supposed to embody the republican, public and secular school.
On social networks, many were indignant at such remarks, and in particular politicians. The regional councilor and mayor of Hayange, Fabien Engelmann, wondered: “Why does the cantor of anti-racism educate his children in a private and expensive establishment devoid of diversity? »
François Asselineau said: “Inadmissible that the Minister of National Education does not educate his children in a National Education establishment but in one of the most exclusive private schools in France. If he has no confidence in what he leads, he should resign! »
“Pap Ndiaye advocates living together and inclusion in public schools but sends his children to the Alsatian private school in Paris. Always the same profiles, these left-wing ideologues, the efforts are for others”, was indignant a user. The many parents of pupils who do not wish to place their children in a public school but who have no other choice than to do so, should not appreciate the minister’s remarks on this question either.