Video: Independent schools gain ground in France
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As more than 12 million French pupils go back to school, we look a closer look at France's private independent ("non-contracted") schools. These schools receive no public funding and don't have to follow the official curriculum. With their alternative teaching methods, they are becoming increasingly popular. FRANCE 24's team reports from two schools with very different profiles: one where children are free to do what they want, the other a Catholic school where discipline and hard work are key.