A few days before November 11th, 2016, a french holiday, the students of ninth grade in Mignet middle school are preparing a workshop about the soldiers that died fighting during world war I. Caroline Deniau assigns at each pupil the name of two soldiers who were themselves former students of the school. They will have to write down a short essay based on the personal records of those men.

Guillaume Guerre, 38 years old, suffers from amblyopia, “an extremely strong type of nearsighted” he says. He taught seven years before requesting some help. It has been three years that he actually benefits from assistance.

After two and a half years of practicing, she wishes to passes the secondary school teaching diploma to become a teacher. But the administration does not allow her accreditation of prior experiential learning. For the Secretary of State in charge of education, her job is not more challenging than a supervisor. At best, she could try the test internally, but the passing rate is very low.

A few days before November 11th, 2016, a french holiday, the students of ninth grade in Mignet middle school are preparing a workshop about the soldiers that died fighting during world war I. Caroline Deniau assigns at each pupil the name of two soldiers who were themselves former students of the school. They will have to write down a short essay based on the personal records of those men.

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SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTANTS, A DEAD END PROFESSION

At the start of 2017 school year, about 164.000 students were taking care of by Special Needs Assistants (SNA), according to the secretary of state in charge of disabled people. But we do not really know how many teachers were helped by those staffs. The job is completely different, but the contract is the same. Caroline Deniau, 33 years old, take care of a nearly blind History and Geography teacher in a middle school of Aix-en-Provence, in France. She multiplies tasks without any real recognition of her actual work.