After national education, the European super-education

Source: FSSPX News

 

The European Commission proposed in December to the member states five criteria accompanied by as many objectives, to make the Union “the most competitive and dynamic economy of knowledge in the world,” according to the ambition manifested during the European council in Lisbon. These five objectives must be fulfilled by 2010. The first of these concerns the deprivation of schooling and abandonment of schools: each country must reduce by half the number of children not passing the first cycle of the secondary teaching, the goal being to reach a European average of 10%. The European Commission also wished to see an increase in the number of diplomas in mathematics, science and technology. The third objective concerns the average percentage of people aged between 25 and 64 years having attained a “secondary superior” level of study, otherwise known as the lycée in France [high or secondary school in English]: this must exceed 80% by 2010. The fourth objective fixed by the EC focuses on the mastering of fundamental competencies, which must be improved, particularly in mathematics, science and written comprehension. The fifth and final objective concerns the continuous formation: the level of participation must increase, and the Commission desires that each month, at least 15% of the working age population take part in a training course. All of these ambitious proposals will be submitted to the council of ministers, which will adopt them at the latest by November 2003.