Education and early career
From 2009 to 2012, Blanquer served as the director general of secondary and junior school education under then Minister of National Education Luc Chatel
. In 2013 he became president of ESSEC Business School
Minister of National Education
Soon after assuming the office, Blanquer announced plans to get rid of homework, preferring instead that time be set aside during the school day to do homework in school.
He also overhauled the French baccalaureate and introduced free breakfasts for school children in poor neighborhoods.
In June 2017, the ministry published a readjustment of elementary school programs in French and mathematics.
In December 2017, Blanquer announced that France’s education system would ban mobile devices during lunch or recess.
The announcement was met with mixed responses.
Blanquer has divorced twice.
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