Every child has wished at one point or another that he or she would walk into school and there would be banners announcing that all homework had been cancelled forever. Of course, God would never answer the prayers of little American boys and girls — but he has heard the cries of French schoolchildren, and their wish is now, almost, a reality.
François Hollande, the president of France, just announced that part of his plan for education reform includes a ban on all homework. (The third grade versions of ourselves are now begging mom and dad to move the family to France.)
The Wall Street Journal quotes Hollande as saying that work "must be done in the [school] facility rather than in the home if we want to support the children and re-establish equality."
This announcement is undoubtedly also good for French parents who don't remember how to do trigonometry or the names of all of the French capitals.
Fortunately for dorks who like doing homework — and the French parents who like when their kids leave them alone to do math problems — two-thirds of the country oppose the plan. It seems that once again the no-homework dream is set to die.
[WSJ, image via Shutterstock]