France to make school compulsory from the age of three to ‘tackle terrorism’

France is to make school compulsory from three years old, President Emmanuel Macron, has announced, insisting that the earlier children are in class, the higher their chances of success and integration in society.

The younger pre-school start could help reduce the sense of alienation that has driven scores of French youngsters to turn to Islamist extremism, argued the French president.