Education minister Vincent Peillon will require all public schools to display la charte de la laïcité, which explains how the state and religion are separate entities and he said that the poster will instil the “values of the Republic” in the country’s young people.
There are 15 statements featured on the poster, for example, one says that secularism ensures freedom of thought, and that people can believe or not believe, with individuals entitled to the free expression of their beliefs.
And the poster also says that school children can not use religious or political affiliations to challenge teachers when teaching certain parts of the curriculum.
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