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Teachers and youth workers hold placards reading 'Youth workers and... News Photo 161598524Attending,Change,Child,Class,Crisis,Current,Day,Education,France,Government,Holding,Horizontal,Low Angle View,National,Occupation,Paris,Part Of,Placard,Plan,Protest,Protestor,Reading,Reform,Strike,Teacher,Week,YouthPhotographer JOEL SAGETCollection: AFP 2013 AFPTeachers and youth workers hold placards reading 'Youth workers and extracurricular activities ! We pay (in reference to French Education Minister Vincent Peillon)' as they demonstrate on February 12, 2013 in Paris, as part of a nationwide strike day over the government's plans to make children attend classes five days a week, instead of the current four. The government recently issued a decree introducing a half day of school on Wednesdays for children 3 to 11 starting in September, while reducing the school day by 45 minutes the rest of the week. AFP PHOTO AFP PHOTO JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)