Rovsingsgade i går, et gudsforladt sted
Men gaden er rigtig nok ikke forladt af Københavns Borgerrepræsentation. De fleste københavnere ved ikke engang hvor det ligger. Det gør jeg, det er den hurtige genvej mellem Østerbro og Nørrebro, en lang, bred gade der inviterer til at køre for stærkt. Det lærer de nok. En moske, en bilforhandler på den ene side, en fabrik på den anden, en jernbane på den tredje. Regnvejr.
Il pleure dans mon coeur, Comme il pleut sur la ville, og så tog vi over og drak whisky, som jeg normalt ikke bryder mig om. Skal det endelig være, er jeg en Grappa-mand ligesom Jens Bjørneboe, en af mine teenageårs litterære helte, (i dag forstår jeg ikke, hvorfor voksne mænd vil skrive romaner ingen læser, mange føler sig dog kaldet uden at være udvalgte, senest Henrik Dahl og Martin Kongstad-knægten). Men på det ydre Nørrebro kan man ikke være kræsen. Whisky blev det. (klik f. helskærm)
Gymnasielærer begik selvmord af frustration over fransk skolevæsen
Colleagues and politicians have reacted with shock and sadness after a dedicated school teacher in Marseille killed himself on the eve of the new school year. Pierre Jacque left a suicide note containing fierce criticisms of France’s education system. The 55-year-old teacher of electronics at the Lycée Artaud in the southern city killed himself at his home on Sunday, just two days before the beginning of the new school year in France.
The suicide was “completely linked to the exercise of his profession,” according to a joint statement by Jacque’s colleagues, who called him “the father of a family, with great professional integrity and limitless erudition.”In his suicide letter, Jacque condemned France’s education system in particular the “panic” and “roughness” of reforms by previous education minister Luc Chatel, as well as the policy of the current government, which he described as “an infamy.”
The former electronic engineer begins: “I am sharing with you my decision not to take part in the new school year in 2013.” “Basically, I cannot accept in good conscience what the [teaching] profession, at least in my speciality, has become,” said Jacque. “I could have set myself on fire in the middle of the schoolyard, the day the pupils came back to school,” Jacque wrote, referring to a shocking incident in 2011 when a maths teacher in the southern city of Beziers died after self-immolating in front of her students.“That would have had a certain style, but I don’t have the virtue for that,” Jacque added. “When you read his, I will already be dead,” he concluded. Teacher slams French education in suicide note, Marseille: un enseignant se suicide