Thursday January 14, 2021, Jean-Michel Blanquer, the Minister of National Education spoke about the new measures concerning schools, with the aim of "strengthen surveillance". The government is going against certain recommendations from the medical profession calling for schools to be closed to limit the spread of the virus. 8:30 am franceinfo, Saturday January 16, 2021, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem goes in the same direction as these doctors. The former Minister of National Education under President François Hollande criticizes the lack of transparency of his successor. "I think that the least of things is that you are sufficiently informed of the ins and outs before you agree or disagree with the government's decision (…). I have real questions when I see that most of the countries in Europe around us are closing their schools. (…) I expect transparency on everything " she declares.
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem:: "the current minister of education has been caught in the bag of a deception"
In November 2020, Jean-Michel Blanquer was faced with a controversy over the real number of students positive for Covid-19. As he announced "3,528 students tested positive compared to 12 million students" sure RTL, a study by our colleagues from World explained that these figures were partial. Najat Vallaud-Belkacem does not hesitate to recall this event in order to point out the minister's mistakes. "Do you realize that on several occasions the current Minister of Education has been caught in the bag of a deception about the numbers and the realities in schools ? He gave a figure of the positivity rate for students who turned out to be false (…) the media have set the record straight ".
When the journalist then asks him if "the government takes risks with our children ", the latter, alarmist, responds"I have real questions". Najat Vallaud-Belkacem also challenges the reinforced security protocol announced by the state which it considers to be in default.
However, the Franco-Moroccan politician did not want to comment on the vaccination of children. She prefers to leave the decision to scientific advice.
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