Schooling system in France
How they do that in
After I evaluated the 'school voucher' system for Indian condition: a question came to mind: how do they do it there? I strongly believe that
I have a friend in
I sent her an email asking how the French manage their system, whether primary education is free there. Here is her reply: I hope you too will learn something from this:
We pay a lot of tax (45 % of income) to achieve that (access to medical system is also almost free). It took us centuries to achieve that and
I myself come from a very middle class family yet could follow engineering school with grants at the time. The best engineering school (we call them "grandes écoles" are free (for several centuries) .
I am sure it is a surprise for you
The drawback is that we pay too much tax and that many people take advantages of the system and I would rather have a system not free, yet free for children who make efforts.
The other drawback is that school system is not very good anymore (not enough money) and that in suburbs, it is necessary to pay to complete education if you want to succeed (we have national examinations). So in practicality, the system is decaying.
Yet, I can say that it is one of the most egalitarian educational system I have encountered thru my travels (
I hope these info suit you.
A . F .