October 16, 2012

France to Ban Homework. Really.

Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal

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Are the French losing their mind? Fortunately not. More than two-thirds of the country would oppose the ban, according to an Ifop poll, so there's hope that even in the land of égalité there's some recognition that state power cannot equalize everything. It's also reassuring to know that a majority of French adults believe there's something to be said for instructing children in the need for personal initiative and responsibility, regardless of excuses or circumstances.

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TAGGED: Eurozone, Europe, Francois Hollande, France

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