French Schools

An interesting article on French schools and schooling:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/sep/07/sons-experience-in-french-school

My son’s experience in a French school was not a good one

“As a new book lays bare the inadequacies of the French education system, Emily Barr relives her own disastrous experience of trying to settle her son into a French primary school: ‘I felt sick with recognition’.

“In his first year at his new primary school in Cornwall, my son Gabe gave a talk to the class about his experience the previous year at school in France. “The teacher shouted all the time,” he informed his fellow pupils. “She wrote a ‘naughty list’ on the board. She waved a bamboo stick around. And the reading book was really boring.” To emphasise his point, he ripped up a picture he had printed from the offending book and threw it into the air, concluding: “I like English school.”

 

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