Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Ban on Homework?

KidsinFrance web-site has an item on the appeal by French teachers and parents to ban all homework for two weeks:
Teachers and parents groups are calling for a fortnight's homework ban - starting today - to raise the issue of whether homework helps pupils or, on the contrary, is counterproductive. The FCPE, one of the main parents' associations, and the Icem (Icem-Pedagogie Freinet) are inviting parents and teachers to post their comments on the website 'Ce soir pas de devoirs' (no homework tonight).
Well, with children's schoolday longer than the legally permitted workday for adults, why not extend it for the whole year? Comments on kidsinfrance seem to support the idea.

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