|Vincent Peillon in 2005|
|French Minister of National Education|
16 May 2012 – 31 March 2014
|Prime Minister||Jean-Marc Ayrault|
|Preceded by||Luc Chatel|
|Succeeded by||Benoît Hamon|
7 July 1960 |
|Political party||Socialist Party|
|Alma mater||Panthéon-Sorbonne University|
Vincent Benoît Camille Peillon (French pronunciation: [vɛ̃.sɑ̃ pɛ.jɔ̃] ; born 7 July 1960 in Suresnes) was Minister for Education in the French Government. He is a longstanding French politician and since 2004 has been a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for North West France (allied with the Socialist Party and the Party of European Socialists).
After a degree in Philosophy at Panthéon-Sorbonne University (class of 1980), Peillon became a high school teacher (junior teaching qualification in 1984 and senior teaching qualification in 1986). He remained a teacher until 1992. He worked one year at Henri Emmanuelli staff at the Assemblée nationale and resumed his teaching between 1993 and 1997. Peillon completed graduate studies at Pantheon-Sorbonne University, graduating with a PhD in Philosophy in 1992. He was Senior Research Fellow at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique between 2002 and 2004, working on ante-marxist socialism.
- Secretary of the Socialist Party's group of experts (1993–94)
- Seconded to the First Secretary of the Socialist Party (1995–97)
- National research secretary of the Socialist Party (1997–2000)
- Socialist Party national spokesman (2000–02)
- Member of the Socialist Party national bureau (since 1994)
- Member of the National Assembly (1997–2002)
- Chairman of the National Assembly's inquiry into money laundering (1999–2002)
- Minister of National Education (2012-2014)
Minister of Education
After the election of François Hollande, Vincent Peillon was appointed Minister of Education on May 16, 2012. The day after his nomination, he announced the end of the four-day week in primary education (introduced in 2008) for September 2013, and then the return to a five-day week. He also promised to recruit 40 000 new teachers in 2013. His was the ministry responsible in 2013 for the introduction of the theorie du genre (gender theory) into primary and secondary schools.
- Clearstream scandal (with Arnaud Montebourg, he published a Parliamentary report about underground economy in Luxembourg, of which a whole chapter was dedicated to Clearstream)
- "Peillon annonce le retour à la semaine de 5 jours en primaire à la rentrée 2013 - francetv info". Francetvinfo.fr. 2012-05-17. Retrieved 2012-10-16.
- gouv.fr: Letter to parents who withdrew their children in protest at instruction in 'gender theory', 29 Jan 2014
- European Parliament biography
- Declaration of financial interests (in French; PDF file)
- Wikipedia page in French
- Vincent Peillon's blog
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