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In search of educational 'égalité,' France revamps secondary schools

French education has been evolving ever more into a case of 'haves' and 'have-nots.' But finding the solution is proving contentious for educators and parents alike.

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France has long prided itself on being a meritocratic system, where anyone – regardless of background – can get to the top with enough hard work. But for many, France’s education system is still highly elitist.