book knowledge is only as good as the teachers teaching it.....and the willing of the students to want to learn it. Our Charter as I have said has a high graduation rate...small drop out rate and high college rate...and the teachers have no tenure and make the classes fun....and yes give homework everyday.....not to mention go to school more hrs then the French schools do......we are also a school of over 2400 students.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
Perhaps it goes beyond what parents are doing at home and schools should focus more on what it takes to become responsible adults, with the ethics and morals that implies. Since the Christian religion has faltered in some areas there are few places left where young people can receive moral guidance, They don't seem to be getting it from pop culture and many of them aren't getting it at home. Where else but the schools?
That is it!
I am sick of people not respecting other ideas at all. (I'm referring to how you use socialist to refer to ANY position against your own.)
Socialism does not mean the lack of homework, and just because Holande, who is a center-left social democrat, is against homework, does not mean that the lack of homework is a socialist policy. (Or an Islamist one according to Marsden.)
In fact, you internet conservatives keep on claiming that America is under the EVUL SOCIALIST RULE OF DA DIKTATOR BARRACK HUSSEIN OSAMA, yet you would always support the various aspects of America's system over the European system. (All because Europeans have more welfare and a tiny bit more government intervention in economic matters.)
Also, you can't say that people's ideology determines their intelligence. (How are European social democrats somehow dumber than American conservatives? Nationality and ideology do not determine intelligence.) Even though, America, as a western developed country, has the highest percentage of people who reject the Theory of Evolution, which along with genetics forms the basis of modern day biology.
And, please use facts about both nations' educational systems instead of assertions based on your national prides.
Not only that, but this issue isn't even ideological or nationalistic in nature. It is an issue over educational philosophy. And, it is over homework. What merit does homework have in education? And, how is the lack of homework bad for education? And, how are students who want to learn penalized by the lack of homework, even though they can voluntarily or with their parents study at home?
After all, the site's motto is "Political bias optional, civility a MUST!". Live up to it.
(As for my position on this, I don't really care about the issue. I just hate it when people use logical fallacies and type terrible posts to further their agenda through an issue that is not related to the agenda.)
Socialists like the idea of social engineering, right?, just as this French Socialist is doing.
But don't think for a moment that there aren't others with some power who think they can't improve society with a little social engineering themselves. Self important dickheads are a danger to everyone everywhere.
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A problem has been discovered, the fault lies in the parents, itis now their responsibilty to fix it as individuals in their own homes.