First, there is this figure, which fell like a chopper in 2019 after the estimates of the École pour tous collective: 100,000 children would be out of school in France. Then this question: why does a country which makes education one of its priorities, devotes its largest budget to it for 2022, leaves thousands of children on the sidelines? The end of a six-month government mission on the subject, in mid-December, gives the opportunity to meet these families held back on their way to school. To understand the fears and prejudices that feed, both on the side of parents and institutions, to the point that some town halls are turning away from the law. The backgrounds of these very precarious people are very diverse. We have chosen to tell the story of Stefania, a mother of four children we met in a shanty town in Seine-Saint-Denis last May, thanks to the Askola association. Its history is that of many other families, without a school because they are deprived of stable housing. Over the weeks, we had to gain his trust, support him in endless administrative procedures, accept missed appointments, maintain the relationship, sometimes at a distance … A delicate investigation, a reflection of the difficult living conditions of this mother courageous.