chapter  5
Now or Never
ByLionel Jospin
Pages 20

Le Débat: This seems to be a very unusual time in the chaotic history of state education. On the one hand, this is because of the great upsurge in demand for education which has led the government to make your ministry a national priority. But it is also, on the other hand, because of the types of action that you have taken. Unlike your predecessors, who generally favoured this or that line of attack, you are tackling everything at once. It is the nature of the ‘Jospin plan’ that we would like to ask you to clarify. You have focused on all fronts, provoking reactions everywhere and at the same time revealing the contradictions at the heart of the system. What is your guiding line in this overall policy?