While the images of violence erupting in Paris’ suburbs in early November may have shocked television viewers around the world, to many educators and policy experts familiar with the area it came as no great surprise. In this Voice of America article, Lisa Bryant highlights the link between the recent riots and France’s education system. In this Toronto Star commentary, Daniel Jouanneau, France’s Ambassador in Canada, points out recently formed government initiatives designed to tackle these social inequities blamed for the riots. Also, this audio report from Marketplace describes one possible solution already underway in France, government-funded Internats, or boarding schools. (RealPlayer required)
A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.