Today, French President Francois Hollande announced his big plan to win the youth of his country: no homework!
In a plan soon to be adopted by the vote-hungry Obama administration, Hollande suggested at Paris’ Sorbonne University, “An education program is, by definition, a societal program. Work should be done at school, rather than at home.”
And, like Obama, Hollande cites unfairness as the rationale for this moronic idea. “”When it comes to homework, the President said it should be done during school hours rather than at home, in order to establish equal opportunities,” explained the French Embassy. Hollande says that because some homes are better than others, work should be done at school, where the learning environment is equally crappy for all. France ranks below the United States in reading and science, and above us in math, according to the Organization for Economic Development and Co-operation.
Clearly the solution is to do less work. Seems like it’s worked well for European economic policy already.