Sunday, May 17, 2009


An interesting note in Les Echos suggests that the blocked universities are mainly those where the study of literature, law, and human sciences is dominant and that in these disciplines 60 to 70 pct of students are women. The suggestion is that many women in these fields will go on to teach at the primary and secondary levels and are therefore especially affected by the "masterization" requirement for teachers. I can't confirm any of these claims, but the hypothesis is more interesting than the allegation (by the government and some Socialists) that the blockages are the result of manipulation by the extreme left.