when i read the table of contents, the first thing that grabbed my attention was: elite education.
i have already read quite a few articles about universities and les grandes ecoles a while back when i was cramming for my DELF exams.
but this book certainly would unveil the mystery of the french education system, at least to some extent?
i've already heard how the young french just want to become civil servants from catherine, my french teacher.
and of course, to get yourself in the system, you'll HAVE to go to the right schools before sitting those exams etc.
now that i've read this chapter and have been explained how all this work.
there are 3 word pops up in my head: CRE!
i always thought there are similarities between the chinese and french cultures.
but i didn't know that we're so similar in terms of education system (though they're yet very different, too) and how crazily and unnecessarily competitive we drive our kids to be.
i'm learning something new about the french everyday through different means (still in english, big sigh).