Notre Dame Cathedral is getting the money it needs to be rebuilt. But what about the other monuments across France that are still crumbling?
How important is it that a job title reflect your gender? In France, an official change to add feminine titles has people debating whether the change increases equality or lessens it.
It’s a centuries-old idea, that in France the government has a key role in promoting culture. President Macron’s attempt to make art more accessible means meeting young people where they’re at – on their mobile phones.
The idea that philosophy is a suitable subject for children is a hard sell. But in France, where educators recognize the value of helping children understand a complex world, the practice is catching on.
Even in the best of times, many in France feel their government isn’t listening to them, and today that is especially true. Can a “national debate” counteract their malaise, or will it feed into skepticism?
With high unemployment and empty storefronts, France’s smaller towns aren’t functioning well. The government hopes an investment of €5 billion in 222 communities will help attract younger residents and revitalize city cores.
France may look highly progressive, given its legalization of same-sex marriage five years ago. But French society is more conservative than it seems, a fact manifesting as now-married LGBT couples try to adopt.
While Islamist terrorists get close scrutiny, their far-right counterparts often do not. But that is changing, especially as studies show jihadists and the far-right not only reflect each other, but feed off each other.
Not all students arrive at a diploma via the same path. Sometimes, nontraditional options bring renewed confidence – and possibilities for the future.
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