EDUCATION REFORM, PROGRESSIVE STYLE: Ban homework. I kid you not. Progressive French President François Hollande has proposed banning all homework in his quest to achieve the ever-elusive “social justice.” According to the Wall Street Journal:
As Education Minister Vincent Peillon told Le Monde, the state needs to “support all students in their personal work, rather than abandon them to their private resources, including financial, as is too often the case today.” The problem, in other words, isn’t with homework per se. It’s that some homes are more conducive to homework than others.
Kinda like a French “No Child Gets Ahead,” I suppose. We wouldn’t want to “abandon” kids to “private resources” like support, love, and a culture of hard work. Better to let the government take over all that stuff. Now that’s “progress”!