At the call of a high school union, several establishments were blocked on May 3 by students who want the 2021 baccalaureate to be fully validated by continuous assessment. In Aubervilliers, fireworks mortars were observed.
While high school students are resuming half-gauge classes on May 3, blockades have been organized in several establishments to request that the bac be fully validated. via the continuous assessment, contrary to what the government provides, which maintains the philosophy test and the grand oral. Many images have circulated on social networks like these shot in Lormont (Gironde).
Or here in Annecy (Haute-Savoie).
On Twitter the National High School Movement union said that a hundred high schools were blocked in France.
“Today in Bordeaux, Cherbourg or Marseille, high school students are mobilizing to demand continuous monitoring! These blockades aim to express our anger after not being heard, ”the organization said on the same social network.
Fireworks mortar fire in front of a vocational school in Aubervilliers
At the Alembert vocational school in Aubervilliers, the police had to intervene when fireworks mortars were filmed by an independent journalist. Several dozen students refused to enter the establishment, according to witnesses.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s support for the high school movement
“Full support and affection for BTS students on the move for their rights and merits. Macron despises technicians. He is the man of the rich idle, ”reacted LFI deputy Jean-Luc Mélenchon on Twitter. Other LFI deputies such as Mathilde Panot and Eric Coquerel supported the high school initiative, the latter declaring that the pupils “are forced to use blocking to make themselves heard by this government which ignores them”.
Full support and affection for the students of #BTS on the move for their rights and merits. Macron despises technicians. He is the man of the rich idle.
– Jean-Luc Mélenchon (@JLMelenchon) May 3, 2021
These blockades follow a call from the National Union of high school students, which believes that due to a “very complicated” year marked by the health crisis, the conditions are not met to take the baccalaureate exams normally.
The union reports an online petition calling for the cancellation of the end-of-year exams, which garnered almost 200,000 signatures in less than a week. He calls in particular for the establishment of continuous assessment for the validation of end-of-year exams for general, technological, professional, BTS and CNED students, the cancellation of the grand oral, and remedial sessions accessible to high school students who would not have validated the baccalaureate through the continuous assessment.