An upswing of anglophone kids in Vaud schools
In the canton of Vaud, more and more English speakers are choosing to put their children in state schools. Experts say that these families often move to communes in Vaud along Lake Geneva to take up jobs with multinationals. As times get tougher, the allowance companies are paying out for their staff members’ kids’ education is shrinking. On top of that, a lack of space means many private schools have long waiting lists. So in larger and larger numbers, the children are heading to state schools. WRS’s Catherine Allen talks to Vaud authorities, and discusses the trend with a school that’s seen a steep rise in applications from anglophones. For many, integration and learning French is key. WRS’s Pete Forster talks to Anna Dollard about her experience of sending her son to public school:
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