Friday, December 19, 2008 See you in September? They were between 150,000 and 160,000 students pounding the pavement on Thursday 18th December. What makes the event Thursday one of the largest since the beginning of the movement. Unusually, the police provided a figure higher than organizers who spoke to 80,000 protesters. Ironically, the high school reform has had a positive reception when it was presented in the spring. A memorandum of understanding was even signed between the Ministry and the unions. The students, who had also signed the protocol have long claimed a high school with more flexibility, shorter working hours and above all personal monitoring. But what sealed the reform, such as the primary fact is that it is done in a budgetary context of economy and massive job reduction. What very good summary of the statement of Antoine Evennou, president of the UNL during Thursday’s protests. "We do not want high school reform that legitimate job cuts." See you in September?

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