Student/Teacher Relationships in France vs. America

I'm currently in France working on a documentary about differences between U.S. and their schooling systems, specifically focusing on Student/Teacher relationships.

Please feel free to message(or comment) any stories about either schools and any opinions or significant stories that you'd like to share for this film... I'll do my best to respond and keep in touch!


For some general points to begin with, I've been running into the idea that many French students have felt inhibited and restricted by systems that require too much theory and prior knowledge above application. On the other side, in America students may often run into the situation that teachers can be too casual...

What are some problems of educational systems in America?
What are some problems of educational systems in France?