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Refondons l`école - School Reform in France under François Hollande starting in 2012/2013

Cartoon of a boy in front of a TV. In four pictures, you can read the following speech bubbles:
1. coming from the TV: News headlines, French president Francois Hollande is ending homework in France. 
2. coming from the TV: Children only go to school four days a week and they get two hours for lunch and play. 
3. coming from the TV: He is stopping homework in an attempt to reform the country's educational system. So for now, no homework in France! We return you to your program. 
4. coming from the boy:
The new school reform plans to ban homework.
Copyright: Cartoonist: Thomas Barnett; Image source: The Whiz Times CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
In France, a new school and educational reform raised emotions in 2012/2013. "Refondons l`école" - "Let`s re-establish school", that was the name of the project initiated by French president François Hollande and former Minister for Education Vincent Peillon (05/2012 - 03/2014).

Education worldwide offers a short overview of the most important stages of the French debate. Furthermore, you will find some links to French language, but also to some English and German websites dealing with the topic.

The debate of 2012/2013 and the law that followed this debate mainly dealed with primary school.

In March 2015, the new French minister for education, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem (starting in August 2014), then followed by planning a reform of the socalled "collège", a form of high school, following primary school in France. "Education Worldwide" will provide more information on this reform in the days to follow.
Last Update: 31.10.2012  -

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