France does need someone who understands economics, even if the track record of M.Macron has not pleased them so far, they will make sure he does what they want if they vote for him. Perhaps from this French election race, and that both mainstream parties are so out of favour, he will realise this is what led to the Brits wanting to get out of the EU.
The British vote was an anti establishment protest and it has backfired like a faulty missile launch.
President Trump is pushing to reform education. I am not sure how this will work. I think there are two very important subjects missing from every school curriculum.
The first is 'Home Economics'. This is not just how to cook! It's how to budget an income, how to get mortgages, invest, save, book holidays, get repairs done to the house. Some diy to keep the car in good order. Put up shelves, change a washer in a tap, change a tap. How interest works on credit cards. How not to be in debt.
The second is Current Affairs. To include debating skills. Making sure every child knows who the main players are in the current political arena, their policies and their track record. The school children of today are the voters of tomorrow.
We have a States Chamber in Jersey, and there is a session that is run by schoolchildren. We as the electorate find this excellent, as often the youngsters perform better than the actual politicians.
Adding these two subjects would reduce national personal debt, and hopefully have an involved and informed electorate.
Democracy, and women's voting rights fought for in the last century are a priceless gift our forbears fought for. We are squandering our birthright if we don't vote with informed choices.