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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