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Quotes: The Fundamental Inequitibility Of Homework

image from scholasticadministrator.typepad.com[Schoolwork] must be done in the [school] facility rather than in the home if we want to support the children and re-establish equality. - French president Francois Hollande in the WSJ

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As with much socialist sentiment, this is more likely to work in primary school than in secondary. The French baccalaureat is "equal" in the sense that all students have the same opportunity to take a comparable examination at the end of secondary school, but the cultures of the homes in which they grow up differ sharply, and always have, so this "re-establishment" of equality in France is a fantasy of history. The books to read in this regard are Thomas Sowell's three-volume series "Race and Culture", "Migrations and Cultures", and "Conquests and Cultures", in which the author demonstrates convincingly the inequality of cultures with regard to the various activities they attempt or might attempt. The series is particularly successful at shooting down the pat theories of social science students who only know their own national cultures' histories and therefore are committed to theories of the world that are demonstrably false.

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