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Hollande promises pupils
‘no more homework’

France 24, by Staff

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/10/2012 11:01:07 PM

French President François Hollande potentially won the hearts of millions of future voters on Tuesday when he announced plans to abolish homework and reduce the number of pupils forced to repeat school years. The comprehensive reforms will also increase the number of teachers across the country, boost aid to disadvantaged areas and target absenteeism. The school week would return to four and a half days rather than four – a change introduced under the former administration as a cost-cutting measure. “Education is priority,” Hollande said at Paris’s Sorbonne University on Wednesday. “An education programme is, by definition, a societal programme.

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Just stay socialist. No homework. No job. But plenty of graduation certificates to go around and........ free money. They just haven't worked out the bit of wringing the last bits of gold from the people who actually graduate knowledgeable, work hard and don't flee France.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 10/10/2012 11:12:36 PM     (No. 8924529)

How messed up is France if the president can abolish homework? Is this a joke?
Sounds like the kind of place Obama would like.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scribelus, 10/10/2012 11:13:52 PM     (No. 8924536)

In France as in America: reductio ad absurdum.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bob913, 10/10/2012 11:22:04 PM     (No. 8924553)

They want dumb down voters. California will reduce the school year by 2 months if they do not get the tax increases they want.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: GraniteBayTom, 10/10/2012 11:36:47 PM     (No. 8924567)

My son made this same promise----to his classmates when he was running for Class President in third grade. He won, but he wasn't leading a country.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Phil_hk, 10/10/2012 11:40:57 PM     (No. 8924568)

Reducing the school year by two months in public schools is a GOOD thing! really it is! When you look at the lack of achievement, the political indoctrination,the overreach of government into private lives of families that would be great

What would happen is private tutorial schools would begin to fill the gap that would be affordable. Thee would be sponsored by either charities like churches or secular institutions. The kids would learn more in two months than the rest of the school year.

Oh boy if California does that then it would be the most successful educational reform in history!

I am not joking here.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: DonQuijote, 10/10/2012 11:47:04 PM     (No. 8924578)

??????

Can things get any crazier? Up is down and down is up.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 10/10/2012 11:55:28 PM     (No. 8924587)

no more teachers dirty looks?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Northcross, 10/10/2012 11:59:49 PM     (No. 8924595)

Please tell me that my calendar is upside-down and it's really April 1.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 10/11/2012 12:03:10 AM     (No. 8924599)

Mon nome est Joe le plombiere.
Go French yourself, @#+*, Frog-#}=¥^!!

Ahem...Pardon my French.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: anonymous, 10/11/2012 12:28:47 AM     (No. 8924629)

If he's increasing the school attendance from 4 to 4 and 1/2 days per week, he's essentially replacing homework with more time at school under direct supervision. Therefore, there is no real change in the number of hours. In a way, I like it. Even though I've had a high level of education, I never did like homework. I was of the mind that school and home should be segregated work-wise.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/11/2012 12:29:47 AM     (No. 8924632)

In gratitude, the French people need to give Mr. Hollande 12 months off.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Dante, 10/11/2012 12:29:59 AM     (No. 8924634)

Just award everyone a doctorate at birth, it will do wonders for their self-esteem.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: kono, 10/11/2012 2:07:56 AM     (No. 8924732)

This is just too precious for words. Selling out with a promise to institutionalize laziness and failure. His boyfriend's mistress must be so proud.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: sinic, 10/11/2012 5:21:27 AM     (No. 8924795)

The Commiefornia situation is simple...give the larded up school administrators and their teachers union cohorts more money or they'll chop a couple months off of the government babysitting operation. That'll show those parents who's boss!
Hollande is simply following the US Democrat lead...buying future voters, all while ensuring they're sufficiently stupid and lazy enough to love it. He'll worry about the money to pay for it later...much later.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 10/11/2012 7:43:21 AM     (No. 8924984)

Typical liberal 'thought' process. No homework and no holding back failed students equates to a reduction in absentee rates?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/11/2012 11:05:41 AM     (No. 8925600)

I wouldn't thought it was possible to have more stupid Fronch but now their fearless leader has accomplished the demise of France in one blow to the brain...buh bye Frogs.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: privateer, 10/11/2012 7:51:20 PM     (No. 8926865)

Sounds like the Top Frog is working for the Caliphate. Who will benefit most from this? Those who do not wish to assimilate, as for instance actually learning French and learning IN FRENCH. Plus, graduate high school at earlier age in certain areas? That way your 12 year-old bride can still be a high school graduate. Franistan.

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