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Monday, April 29, 2024

Teachers and parents in the north-eastern suburbs of Paris have staged several weeks of strikes and protests in the run-up to the Paris Olympics, leveraging the Games as they call for urgent measures to help struggling state schools in mainland France's poorest region, home to many of the Olympics' signature venues.



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... .Located on the northern edge of Paris, Saint-Ouen will host a large chunk of the Olympic Village this summer, part of huge infrastructure projects that officials have touted as a game-changing legacy for the Seine-Saint-Denis area, the poorest in mainland France.

Cheikh, however, is more concerned about the chronic teacher shortages that have stripped her children of hundreds of hours of learning throughout the academic year.

"When you see the money they're pumping into the Olympics, which will last only a few weeks, it's infuriating," said the mother of five. "Our kids' education, that's where the future lies." ...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-04-29 12:03 AM | Reply

What a waste of taxpayer money.

In the cities where these games are held, many of these venues will sit idle after the games and fall into disrepair.

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2024-04-29 09:20 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

How about a permanent location to save cash? Gaza? Give some poor place an industry.

#3 | Posted by Brennnn at 2024-04-29 10:08 PM | Reply

Bedbug havens.

#4 | Posted by fresno500 at 2024-04-30 03:58 PM | Reply

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