In France, President François Hollande is suggesting an end to homework assignments in school.
His reasoning seems to be that some students enjoy an undue advantage because their parents help and encourage them. The suggestion is part of a wider school reform effort that would make school a five-days-a-week occupation among other things.
No more homework ... imagine that.
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