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Europe France fights 'education inequality' by ending bilingual classes

A 2012 OECD study found that France's education system showed gaping disparities between rich and poor children. But efforts to close the gap are proving controversial: Middle school teachers went on strike Tuesday. 

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France is proposing education reforms that would end elite bilingual programs and give schools more say in how students spend their time — a move to fight the inequality in education that threatens the country's future.