Schools: France's Culture Corps

Thirty teachers set out from Paris this week to serve in the secondary schools and universities of France's new-found friend, Red China. There they will fulfill a grand tradition, unblushingly defined by Prime Minister Georges Pompidou. "Of all countries," he says, "France is the one most deeply attached to exporting its language and culture."

Thinking in French. The main expression of the tradition is the historic and conscious effort poured into the 69 Lycées Français around the world, known for their scholastic excellence in the mold of the system that in France itself educates 1.5 million students be tween the...

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