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#AForEffort: Held back by the education system

Marlou is a trainee teacher from the 'wrong' side of the tracks. She wants to inspire disadvantaged children that they can become something too. But the rigid rules of Germany’s education system are getting in the way.

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For some kids, being born in the wrong place - even in a rich Germany - can make it difficult for them to do well at school. Fresh thinking, new activities and a step away from the purely academic can help them escape from their background. But: "some of the children even want to stay there," says Marlou. She’s determined to make sure that they don’t.

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