Skip to comments.French President Hollande vows to ban homework as part of 'education reforms'
Posted on 10/17/2012 7:33:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
French President Francois Hollande has vowed to ban homework as part of wide-ranging reforms to the country's education system.
Hollande has expressed worries over the fact that privileged children benefit from parental assistance on take-home assignments and that disadvantaged children do not have support at home.
"An education program is, by definition, a societal program. Work should be done at school, rather than at home," the New York Daily News quoted Hollande, as saying.
According to a report by France 24, Hollande's extensive education reform plans also include increasing financial aid while combating truancy.
He also intends to provide incentives for teachers in difficult area, the report said.
According to the report, France ranks below most nearby European countries, as well as the United States, on international tests, which has prompted a desire for restructuring.
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How do you think this would go over in the United States? French President François Hollande has said he will end homework as part of a series of reforms to overhaul the countrys education system.
And the reason he wants to ban homework?
He doesnt think it is fair that some kids get help from their parents at home while children who come from disadvantaged families dont. Its an issue that goes well beyond France, and has been part of the reason that some Americans oppose homework too.
Hollandes reform plans include increasing the number of teachers, moving the school week from four days to 4 1/2 days, overhauling the curriculum and taking steps to cut down on absenteeism.
Education is priority, Hollande was quoted as saying by France24.com at Pariss Sorbonne University last week. An education program is, by definition, a societal program. Work should be done at school, rather than at home, as a way to ensure that students who have no help at home are not disadvantaged.
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Japanese kids spend 80 hours a week,fifty weeks a year.
The Jap Kids ain’t got nothing on the Korean kids...
This guy lives in a leftist fantasy land even more than Barack Obama.
He gonna ban homework in China too?
Yeah, that’s gonna work really well.
France will become a country of lazy, stupid, overconfident imbeciles that drink too much wine and eat cheese that smells like feet.............oh, wait.........
Well, he’s right about parental help, but shortening the effective school day by banning homework will just lessen the learning by the students.
So, here’s a socialist solution that Obama would approve of: Ban homework, but make the schoolday several hours longer; kids do what would have been homework in the school, under the supervision of additional teachers that have to be hired at high (in the US, it would be union) wages.
Presto: Problem of smart, helpful parents solved. And, as an additional benefit, the kids get several more hours of state indoctrination a day.
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This is crap. Parents who help their kids with their homework are not helping them. the ones whose parents don’t help them are the lucky ones. They learn the material.
Bye-bye, cheese-eaters. Your country is beautiful, but it is in a death spiral of your own making.
This is good news. This coupled with Hollande’s other policies means that in a 15 years when I’m ready to retire France will be populated by stupid poor people. I should be able to pick up a nice chateau on the riviera for a song.
A whole article about an avowed socialist banning homework? Is this supposed to be a surprise? Does anyone doubt for one minute that the turdOTUS wouldn’t do this if handed another 4 years? Not attempt...Do! Via EO. Along with a bazillion other EO’s.
Well, this is good news for Kumon centers. Doing the work that teachers don’t want to do.
No, it will be a basic human right for stupid poor people to live in that chateau even after you buy it.
Sorry to tell you - but a nation of poor, stupid french-speakers - you have just described Haiti. May not be worth visiting in 15 years....
Government needs to ban any attempts at self-improvement. It results in some people being better than others. No dieting, working out, reading, studying, learning, practicing, praying(Moslems exempted, working hard, saving, investing. We should all be equally pathetic.
Also, from the Collectivist perspective, while the children are being systematically indoctrinated in the new order, it is better to keep the parents in the dark, as much as possible, as to what is going on.
This is what we need to understand, perhaps not quite so overtly, is what is really going on in American education, also. It explains how a crackpot, with no real understanding of the American way of life, could become our 44th President.
Conservatives need to understand that Egalitarianism--in any of its vile manifestations--helps no one but demagogues & scoundrels. (Egalitarian Collectivism Sabotages Human Potential.)
Getting involved and helping are two different things.
RE: This is crap. Parents who help their kids with their homework are not helping them. the ones whose parents dont help them are the lucky ones. They learn the material.
Well, what’s troubling is the IMPLICATION of this... What’s the French education police going to do?
Spy on every household with a kid to make sure parents aren’t helping their kids with homework?
Does even North Korea do that?