ABCD de l'égalité
Education of children is one of the most sensitive issues in our societies. Every parent is concerned and every parent has his or her own view. That makes consensus difficult. Debates on education also reflect the state of the society in a country. Divides that exist can be amplified to the extreme. In France a recent discussion involves the education about boys and girls. The basis ideas were to teach children against the usual prejudices against women. One may think that there should not even have been a discussion in a country like France. But this is unfortunately the case. France has a very strong conservative basis. I already blogged about my view on how science and the society would be much better with more women in high decision levels. The French government seems to back track his previous proposition to add the course. I am quite disappointed.