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"I preferred to cheat so that my daughter was in a good audience": these parents ready to do anything to avoid their neighborhood school


INVESTIGATION - Attached to public education, unable to make the choice of private education, some parents play with the rules of the sectorization that the public school imposes on them to reconcile the success of their children and political convictions.

Every morning Amandine (1), 49, crosses Paris to accompany her daughter Coline, 10, to class.

Thirty minutes by metro during rush hour instead of the five-minute walk to reach the public primary school in his area.

In France, in public education, the school card assigns each pupil to a school close to his home (unless there is a request for derogation).

For Amandine, who lives in Goutte d'Or, a very popular district of the 18th arrondissement, sending her daughter to school there was unthinkable.

In question ?

A neighborhood that is too “popular” and a low educational level according to the forties.

"I didn't want my daughter to regress," says the mother.

The latter could have chosen to enroll Coline in a private school in order to free herself from this imposed sectorization,

as do 17% of French college students (35% in Paris), according to figures from the Ministry of National Education.

“Private is very expensive without the guarantee of better education, so I…

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Source: lefigaro

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