Bush and the school
It will be necessary to observe Bush's experience concerning school well. It is there that will be played a part of his mandate.
One can heard to really annotate to lose breath and even understandably on the partisan Bush of the capital punishment, on Bush anti-abortion, shortly, "the" wrong Bush so conservative... But is necessary him to throw the "W" baby with the water of bath "ultra-right" ?
Bush pretends, according to le Monde (of the 31/1/2OOO1), to promote the "vouchers" to know the "checks education that should allow the underprivileged school pupils to be schooled in the private schools".
Where is the difficulty here? The criterias said of "left", -but makes coming straight ahead from "Lights", at to know the democratization of the teaching of it, the struggle for the as large conscience that possible, are respected, or even reinforced.
Indeed M.Bush said explicitly that pupils are going in schools disfavored who would be helped financially in order to enter in the private schools. And this in the goal obvious to force schools of which they are came to improve themselves.
So, and as it has been demonstrated repeatedly (in particular in this excellent titled book "The axiomatics of the odds inequality ", published in the Harmattan, social Logical colls, 2000, in particular the chapter 1) the problem is not to alleviate programs excessively, to forbid the increase, to put the bad pupils with the good, but to help pupils having a least cultural environment indeed to acquire the best teachers, the best methods of work.
For this it's necessary to push the things because rarely the reform emanates themselves but prefer to follow the principle of least action. A stake in competition with back-up clause, independent process of regulation that would look after the quality of teachings and the national character of diplomas, has what would help well in France. And in addition it goes farther than Bush's politics!
Wait therefore shortly before to throw him the first stone, no ? We talk about later.
LSO. February 1, 2000.