Provence & Côte d'Azur: one of the first steps of Hollande's leftist agenda for education
15 new teaching jobs for the region
During his election campaign, the Socialist President pledged a long term program to create 60,000 new teaching posts in both public and private schools around France. Peillon has already devised a number of new teaching placements by the time school begins again in September – one of the first steps of Hollande's leftist agenda for education.
Out of the 1,000 new posts created around the country, a total of 15 have been allocated in the Var and the Alpes Maritimes. Chancellor of Nice Academy, Claire Lovisi, will be conducting a meeting on 29th June to determine which schools in the region will benefit the most from the available positions. Teachers' unions have stated that the academy will be carrying out a fair distribution and have welcomed the decision to invest government money in schools. Around 14,000 jobs were cut in the field of education alone last year, and Hollande says the decision by Sarkozy to reduce the number of academic professionals has deprived and impoverished children and poor families.
The Socialist claims that the new education policy will be financed by an eventual job cut elsewhere in France's public sector. Large earners have also already been warned that they will be facing higher taxes.