Monday, 30 March 2015

PETITION TO MAINTAIN THE STATUS OF LATIN AND ANCIENT GREEK IN FRENCH SCHOOLS

Six major associations concerned with the educational system in France, including the Association des Professeurs de Fran├žais et Langues Anciennes and the Association des Professeurs de Lettres, have drawn up a petition regarding the field of ancient languages and cultures in French schools.
To this day, the French government regards Latin and Ancient Greek as subjects of high priority. Amongst other factors, the educational system thus contributes to the fact that more than 520,000 pupils are currently studying either Latin or Ancient Greek.
In 2016, however, the French government plans on modifying the rules for all schools in a way that would lower the status of the subjects and make them face considerably more competition. This would probably lead to a massive loss of pupils studying the languages and their historical importance.
Please consider signing the petition in order to save the current status of the ancient cultures in France. Follow the link to read and sign the full petition.

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