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    French president pushing homework ban as part of ed reforms

    He doesnít think it is fair that some kids get help from their parents at home while children who come from disadvantaged families donít. Itís an issue that goes well beyond France, and has been part of the reason that some Americans oppose homework too.
    "Education is priority,Ē Hollande was quoted as saying by France24.com at Parisís Sorbonne University last week. ďAn education program is, by definition, a societal program. Work should be done at school, rather than at home,Ē as a way to ensure that students who have no help at home are not disadvantaged.
    I really don't know what to write. Is this even real? Are you freaking kidding me?

    Hollande wants to punish kids for having involved parents out of "fairness"?

    So is he going to ban parenting next? It's really no more absurd than banning homework.

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    Re: French president pushing homework ban as part of ed reforms

    Not a single opinion about banning homework because it favors kids with involved parents?

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    Re: French president pushing homework ban as part of ed reforms

    How does this "solution" address the root problem, which is obviously un-involved parents?
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    Re: French president pushing homework ban as part of ed reforms

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    How does this "solution" address the root problem, which is obviously un-involved parents?
    Exactly, let's ignore the real problem, and just take away the advantage of the other kids.

    If I would have told you 15 years ago that one day a world leader would suggest banning homework for this reason, what would you have said?

    Maybe I'm alone on this, but it completely blows me away.

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    I like this. I hope this goes through. Then I can say Stupid french! Add to that, a country of poorly educated people are NOT gonna be very competitive for jobs. Now they're handicapped down to OUR level. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
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    The dumbing down of Ameri... er, ummm... France.
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    Re: French president pushing homework ban as part of ed reforms

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    I like this. I hope this goes through. Then I can say Stupid french! Add to that, a country of poorly educated people are NOT gonna be very competitive for jobs. Now they're handicapped down to OUR level. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
    Hey, those are the hardest working, 4 day-a-week, 5-hour-a-day people on the planet.

    They work harder and more hours than even the Californians.

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    talk about giving the loosing team a trophy.....this is political correctness at its best...or should I say worst. This guy is NUTS! the stuff he comes up with makes ya go HMMMMM....also makes me glad I don't live in France. I have talked to parents here that say that they don't like HW not because of the kids that don't have anyone to help them with it but because they are in school all day then have to come home and work more instead of having time to be kids.....I myself am all for HW....not hrs of it but enough to practice what they learned in class. I;m sure the students in France are happy campers not having to do HW....however if it were my kids...I would make up work for them to do regardless.....it has been shown that those that do their homework excel much better with grades and those that don't do worse...unless they are really smart and can avoid it.

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    Re: French president pushing homework ban as part of ed reforms

    when i heard this i assumed it was another fabricated headline from the onion

    it will be years before those grateful kids are old enough to vote for him


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    Re: French president pushing homework ban as part of ed reforms

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    when i heard this i assumed it was another fabricated headline from the onion

    it will be years before those grateful kids are old enough to vote for him


    hell of a strategy to get ahead: do less work

    I don't know if the kids who doesn't want to study will be happy. It seems instead that is student that want to study that will be happy. Because he will increase already relative long attendacne in school. Meaning that children get more education time with qualified teacher. Instead of maybe lone study time with homework because their parents don't have the time to help out. That at the same time the goals is to decrease absenteeism. So I don't understand why people see this as something negative. Escpecially sens their is nothing forbiding parents to still help out their children after school.

    Hollande’s 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
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    Despite the four-day school week, elementary school children in France spend more hours a year in school than many other developed countries because students are there all day, starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m., with some kids staying even later.

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