France used to be nation of shop keeper
In France the street always wins. Personally I think it's too bad not to give the CPE a chance. In other countries, students demonstrate to change the status quo, but in France they demonstrate to keep it-- even though it's visibly not working as a way to full employment.
The French are taught to think like employees. Employees who are terrified of losing their jobs and can't imagine running their own show. http://www.ruerude.com/2006/03/anticpe_demonst.html