Children political ‘hostages’ in row over French schools


Ruling socialists accuse conservative opposition of exploiting teething problems in the government’s reform of length of primary school day.

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The French government has accused the conservative opposition of “taking the country’s children hostage” ahead of next year’s local elections, amid a growing row over primary school reforms intended take the strain off younger pupils who have some of the longest school days in the world, reports FRANCE 24.