Child comes first in public/private school debate

When I arrived in France with my young children, one of the things that made me happiest was the fact I would be able to send them to school for free, in a strong educational system that had a clear curriculum and well-trained teachers.

The local public school is a charming place with plenty of grass to run around on and fantastic teachers who were forthcoming with answers to my worried-parent questions. And so off my son went to public maternelle, and we were championing a great system.

By the end of the first week, no less than SEVEN adult assistants had joined his class to help the teacher manage the more unruly children, those who sadly had quite severe behavioural problems.

Within a month I ...

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