The Life of a Student

Le lobby en faveur de la suppression de la quasi gratuité des études supérieures revient à la charge dans Le Figaro, profitant de la période estivale[1] où les étudiants sont moins vigilants, pour avancer ses pions. Reprenons point par point la thèse des partisans d’une américanisation de notre système pour mieux la démonter.

Tout d’abord, les officines en faveur de frais d’inscription à 10 000€/an (dans un premier temps… !) comparent notre système en premier lieu avec le système américain sur un seul critère : celui de la quantité d’argent disponible pour former un élève. Cela relève d’une pure idéologie dont le qualificatif n’existe guère, mais qui est pourtant très répandue en notre société ; l’argent serait à même de régler tous les problèmes et un problème non résolu ne serait dû qu’à un manque d’argent. Rien n’est plus faux et il faudra bien un jour que les mentalités polluées par cet état d’esprit changent profondément. De même, la qualité de l’enseignement et la quantité d’argent qui est injectée seraient liés.[2] Là encore, on est en plein délire américain ! Dieu merci, bien qu’anglo-saxons, les britanniques ne pensent pas ainsi. Quant à la France, son histoire est jonchée de prouesses qui ont été faites, justement, avec presque rien, prouvant par-là que ce qui compte avant tout c’est la volonté et non l’argent.[3]

[1] That would be an awesome word for my French vocab assignment “estivale”… too bad its already taken. You know I love my French class, I really do. I love my teacher and I love the topics that we discuss, but I also don’t love it, you know? My professor is super sweet and awesome but she also assigns like a million things to do each class. Does she not understand that I have other classes with other just as important and time consuming assignments? Just last week I had to write a huge paper for her on immigration. Qu’est-ce que l’immigration? Qu’est-ce que cet mot répresent pour toi? It was actually a really interesting topic to write about. I don’t think our next paper will be as interesting. The upcoming chapter is about the cost of higher education. In general this class is a lot more interesting than other French classes I’ve had because we discuss actual relevant issues. Anyways this week is going to be tough. I just realized that I have way more to do than I thought, and because of meetings I have at night this week I really just don’t have enough time to get it all done. I’m majourly stressed. And yes, I use british spelling. I was raised in Egypt where they use british spelling so I’m sorry but that’s what I’m going to use.

[2] “Lié” is my word. It means related. I had no idea. I used it in a sentence discussing how the church and the state shouldn’t be related. I’m not a huge fan of government. It really isn’t something that interests me so I have avoided it at all costs, but I have to take 6 hours of it at UT. I’ve actually learned a lot about the government, but that doesn’t change how I feel. See I’m a conspiracy theorist about a lot of governmental things, and most people in the US don’t believe you when you talk about conspiracy theories because they don’t want to believe that their government is capable of such things. But I honestly believe the US government is behind some truly abhorrent things.

[3] Okay I’m done for today. She said we have until Wednesday to read that article and do the vocab assignment. I’m honestly so exhausted from all of the homework and errands that I had to do today I can’t think anymore. Mais, ces sont mes responsabilités, non? Do you ever study or do work for a language class for so many hours that you find yourself thinking in that language? Whenever that happens I’m always so amazed because I realize I can speak this language and think in this language and that is super cool. Last semester I devoted an entire day to studying for my French midterm a couple of weeks ahead of time and I couldn’t stop thinking or speaking in French… it actually got kind of annoying but at the same time is was super cool. Okay yeah I’m gonna make dinner now. Its almost 8 I definitely deserve a food break.

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