“The reform of the college shows the short-sightedness of our leaders.The mis-camouflaged elimination of Latin-Greek, drowned in the ‘interdisciplinary’, forgets the fact that secondary education is first and foremost discipline. can only come afterwards, in the superior: to put the roof before the foundations, is to destroy the house in advance.This false reform applies to the school field the worldview of our ruling class.It has no historical awareness raised in the superstition of economics and finance, devoted to the exclusive cult of the numerical and the quantitative.The head reducers will then target literature and French, folk dialect - the all-economy goes with the all-English , and the story will be reduced to the bare minimum.Moscovici already communicates by letters in English with M. Sapin.
The disdain of the humanities comes from a stupid idea, progressivism for dummies, according to which the new erases the old, and that with digital innovation we can litter cultural legacies. This is exactly the opposite of what we live in the whole world: the postmodern is full of traditions found and curiously rejuvenating. Israel is an ultramodern country that has resurrected a dead language, Hebrew. What is the return of the religious, in the United States as in Russia and China, to say nothing of the Muslim world, if not the fact that the contemporary needs benchmarks where to recharge, anchored in the depths of the collective soul. For better or for worse. The humanities, it’s for the best. Where the chains of the educational transmission are broken up the worst is reborn, the religion without culture, the one that encourages the exclusively technological formations. Should we remember that fundamentalist cadres, wherever they are, come out of faculties of science and technology, and not from those of letters?
The suppression of the teaching of the ancient languages leads to the formation of wisely conformist generations, with a nose glued to the Dow Jones. The Latin-Greek gives the means of the critical recoil, the scientists are the first to say that they need this mixture of flexibility and rigor of mind that gives the frequentation of the old authors. But the teaching of Latin and Greek is considered elitist. Whose fault is it? When the school deteriorates, it is the social elevator that jams. The rich send their children to “States” or in the private. That the poor do not learn much in France in the public school does not bother them too much. The funny thing is that Latin-Greek is doing very well on the East Coast. It will soon be necessary to go to the New World to learn the cultures of the Old. Who will pay the airline tickets? Certainly not the sons of workers. Is this egalitarianism? Emancipation through knowledge is not alignment to the common denominator, the asymptote to zero. It is the chance given to the greatest number to be able to find the foundations of our common history. And by that, to be able to reach towards the highest, by the effort and the work. “ is the chance given to the greatest number to be able to find the foundations of our common history. And by that, to be able to reach towards the highest, by the effort and the work. “ is the chance given to the greatest number to be able to find the foundations of our common history. And by that, to be able to reach towards the highest, by the effort and the work. “