Class, The (French)

Rating = B+

This is the universal story of good junior high classroom teachers doing their best in the face of students who don't see the relevance to them of what is being taught. The teacher is clever in turning the students' smart mouth remarks into teachable moments but it's sometimes hard to control himself in the face of their non-stop chatter. We see some interesting aspects of the French school system are shown: student and perhaps representatives in every meeting where the faculty discuss serious things; faculty concern that a student they expel from their school gets placed in another school.