More teachers, police and aid for the young

An extra €6.8billion has been allocated to the priority areas of education, jobs and security under France’s 2017 budget plans, with the promise of more teachers and police.

Next month’s rentrée will already see a record 24,438 teachers starting new positions, with 93% of vacancies filled across the country. The increased budget will help with a record 40,000 extra students who will be starting university at the same time.

The rise in teacher numbers saw 100% of jobs filled for physics and chemistry classes and ...

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