The Germans tried to dumb down the school system in a lot of states in an effort to level the playing field. Bavaria didn't partake in the stupidity.
Well off parents, concerned parents didn't let their kids get away with a third rate education.
Instead of narrowing the gap... it made it wider!!! BLAMO!!!
Typical Lib-Socialists... they get the exact opposite result from their hare brained schemes as desired.
The same will result in France.
It's how Socialists develop a voter base... generate ignorance.