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" Teachers alone can't educate young people. "
" Low income persons in need of social housing should be housed in more prosperous areas to avoid placing an extra burden on the poorer areas and to redress the balance in terms of housing, redressing the balance in terms of schooling. "
" If you're asking me in a general context whether I'm for or against the burkini, the response is simple: I oppose the burkini. "
" Inequality of women concerns both India and France, though it might have different manifestations in both the countries. "
" I was very shy and reserved, so it was a bit contradictory to get into politics. "
" Preventing children from going to school, and preventing teachers from doing their jobs, seems to be not just undemocratic but intolerable. "
" Compared to some of our neighbours, it's not frowned upon to be a mother and work in France. "
" We have to reappropriate the concept of laicite (secularism) so we can explain to our young pupils that whatever their faith, they belong to this idea, and they're not excluded. Secularism is not something against them; it protects them. "
" We have several million Muslims in France who are mostly moderates or non-practicing. If they feel that it is the only subject in public debate, they won't feel at home and will be tempted to withdraw to their communities. "
" Our universities also have a lot of foreign students. Are we going to ban them access because in their culture there's a certain type of clothing? "
" We need everyone to be a feminist. Feminism is the fight for the equality of sexes, not for the domination of one sex over another. "
" We know that if religion is allowed into schools, pupils will sometimes begin to question the teaching they receive. "
" As long as there is no proselytism... we must facilitate the partnership between parents and schools. "
" When I look back at where I came from, at the school I attended... my classmates for the most part haven't had successful paths - many have had a difficult, chaotic path. "
" How can a child adhere to school and the notion of secularism when they see their mother rejected from a school outing, stigmatized, left on the sidelines, just because she has a scarf on her head? "
" School is at once a place of hope, but it's also a laboratory that exposes our differences. "
" I have a chart for success at school because it gave me a great deal of pleasure. It opened my mind to the world. I learned to read. "
" There is no link between the terror attacks of Daesh and the dress of a woman on the beach. "
" I molded myself against le Front National. Against hate speech, be it racist, sexist, xenophobic, or homophobic. Against the kind of injustice I faced during my own life. "
" When I started out, it was rare to see elected representatives with foreign roots. Often, I was relegated to my origins, put in the diversity box: 'You're the new face of diversity.' That annoyed me because I always felt French, and suddenly I was being made to feel I wan't as French as others. "
" In Europe, we will work towards having a common stance, while in France, we will strengthen our protection for asylum seekers whose lives are in danger because of their sexual orientation. "
" Some Muslim students experience secularism as an act of aggression. "
" I'm like all parents who try to shelter their children. "
" The fact of leaving one's country, one's family, one's roots, can be painful. My father had already found his place, but for us, for my mother, it was very difficult to get our bearings. "
" People can't even imagine that it's possible to succeed anymore. "
" I decided to make a lifetime commitment against social injustices, against inequalities, and that is why I am profoundly from the Left. "
" I feel totally French - I don't feel half-French because of my dual nationality. For me, dual nationality just means I don't deny my roots. "
" I would like all French children to have unlimited opportunities opened up for them as French minister of education. "
" Reading changes your perspective and feeds your imagination. "
" Do we have to give Mr Sarkozy a history lesson? Yes, there are Gauls among our ancestors. But there are also Romans, Normans, Celts, Nicois, Corsicans, Arabs, Italians, Spanish. That's France. "
" The education ministry files suit every time there is a case of identity fraud. "