It is debating whether to do away with homework in an effort to help students learn without being overly stressed. Leena Millberg, the head of schools in Hallstahammars, said officials for the municipal government are still investigating if the proposal to ban homework makes sense. Arguments for and against homework have raged on and off for decades according to Harris Cooper, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University, who has researched how homework impacts families. However, when studies show children are overworked or stressed, Cooper said officials will look at pulling back on assignments. In , French President Francoise Hollande proposed banning homework in the country, though that proposal did not go through.
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How do Finnish youngsters spend less time in school, get less homework and still come out with some of the best results in the world? The question gets to the heart of a lot of parental angst about hard work and too much pressure on children in school. Parents facing all those kitchen table arguments over homework might wonder about its value if the Finns are getting on just fine without burning the midnight oil. It also touches on another tension between schools and families - the increased cost of summer holidays. While children in England and Wales are still toiling away in school into the middle of July, the Finns have already been on holiday for six weeks, in a summer break that lasts 10 to 11 weeks.
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Talk about courting the youth vote. Work should be done at school, rather than at home. The justification for this proposed ban? 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.
By Leon Watson. Children in France already have lessons just four days a week. And they get two hours each day for lunch and enjoy longer school holidays. French president Francois Hollande has said he will ban schools from giving their pupils homework as part of a series of reforms to overhaul the country's education system. The nation's new government says it is un fair that some children get help from their parents at home while children who come from disadvantaged families don't.