Many schools across France have been forced to close on Thursday after teaching unions called for a strike to protest against planned government reforms.

Many teachers — and parents as well — are up in arms about the government’s plans for far-reaching reforms to France’s school system, called the “Loi Blanquer” after Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer,  which was voted through parliament in February.

There has been sporadic strike action in schools, particularly last week but Thursday is the first concerted protest day.



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