NormanH wrote:I think it is rather more sinister than the village idiot.It is a reaction by fundamentalist religious groups spreading disinformation ....It seems that this suits neither Islamic not Catholic fundamentalists, and there are extreme right wing elements that are spreading false rumours ....Of course those towns and quarters where religious groups have a strong hold especially among immigrant groups (such as my own) are the ones which are seeing the results in terms of children being kept away from school
To re-inforce that the kids from these backgrounds need little excuse to avoid school/college/lycée. I saw my colleague tonight she said that she only had 11 out of a class of 25 students on Monday because of the snow, it snowed for less than 3 minutes, just a few flakes during a rainstorm, nothing settled and many of them on seeing the absenteeism announced that they would not be in the next day.
She too has had students off in protest against this ficticious polemique, it seems countrywide.
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