Real Things: French President Wants To Ban Homework for “Equality”

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Oct. 17 2012 1:57 PM

Real Things: French President Wants To Ban Homework for “Equality”

In a move that will have children across America begging their parents to move to France, French president Francois Hollande has proposed a ban on homework.

Hollande suggested the take-home-study prohibition as part of his plan for education reform. The recently elected socialist party leader said “an education program is, by definition, a societal program. Work should be done at school, rather than at home.” He added that the homework ban was a matter of equality, since wealthier children have parental support at home that poor children do not.

But parents in France are saying je crois que non, with two-thirds of the country opposing the plan. If only Mr. Hollande was able to lower the voting age—he'd have a powerful new bloc.