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150 hours of detention when he was 11, 200 hours of punishment in his senior year. I say “Have you tried talking to him?”   The dyslexic, autistic, very bright (enfants précoce”) or just plain different often struggle in France, where so much talent is wasted.  The system is rigid, hellishly out-dated, will not adapt.  Care, a word I use a great deal, has no easy translation in French.