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Schooling from age two puts strain on French system

July 1, 2002
Grace Sung
The Straits Times

Pressure on France's pre-school system has the experts arguing: Does catching them young improve a kid's chances?

A recent mini baby boom in France is putting unwelcome pressure on the education system. One-third of all French children start schooling at the age of two and practically all are in class by the time they are three.