The French Plan to Eliminate Homework Will Not Increase Educational Opportunity for a Single Student

Friday, February 15, 2013

In case you missed it, French President Francois Hollande has proposed eliminating homework in elementary and junior high schools in the name of social justice and equity.

The Socialist Party president believes that homework “penalizes children with difficult home situations.” According to President Hollande, “students aren’t on a level playing field when it comes to homework, since some are able to get help from their parents, while other cannot.”

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