Last year France continued its tradition of insane statist ways by announcing intentions to ban homework in its schools. The reason?
The justification for this proposed ban? Inequality. According to a statement from an official at the French Embassy, “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.” Homework favors the wealthy, Hollande argues, because they are more likely to have a good working environment at home, including parents with the time and energy to help them with their work.
Homework favors the wealthy.
At the time, I sent this to a buddy of mine and he mentioned, “Thank goodness that’ll never happen here in America.”
I pointed out that it does happen here in America, for example, take health care. To his credit he walked away 😉
But now it HAS happened in America:
IPSWICH, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – An Ipswich principal is in hot water with some parents after he reportedly canceled the middle school’s Honors Night.
David Fabrizio, principal of Ipswich Middle School, notified parents of his plan to eliminate the school’s Honors Night last week.
“The Honors Night, which can be a great sense of pride for the recipients’ families, can also be devastating to a child who has worked extremely hard in a difficult class but who, despite growth, has not been able to maintain a high grade point average,” Fabrizio penned in his first letter to parents.
Fabrizio also said he decided to make the change because academic success can be influenced by the amount of support a student receives at home and not all students receive the same level of emotional and academic support at home.
Success is influenced by the amount of support a student receives at home…
Beware the French, before you know it they’ll teach us how to surrender.