By linking the assassination of Samuel Paty with the denunciation of an aggressive teaching of secularism at school, the co-president of the Federation of parents’ councils, Carla Dugault, has again fueled the tensions that are going through the FCPE on religious issues.
While it was gathered for its annual congress this weekend in Albi, the FCPE was again pinned on social networks for controversial comments about secularism. In a tweet since deleted by the Twitter account of the first parents’ union, a sentence pronounced by its co-president Carla Dugault during her speech at the congress on Saturday was reported as follows: “The atrocious assassination of Samuel Paty demonstrated above all that the school as it is, no longer collectively responds to fostering secularism and peaceful exchanges in the educational community.»
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Many teachers or parents of students were indignant, regretting that the assassination of Samuel Paty is mentioned in ambiguous terms, and that the culprit designated by Carla Dugault is primarily the school, and not Islamist terrorism. “Attain (sic) the memory of Samuel Paty by using his assassination as’ proof ‘of the school’s inability to’ bring secularism and exchanges to life
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