Education is always a popular topic with politicians as a properly "educated" youth will become a reliable supporter of the doctrine he was taught.
French president François Hollande is proposing to make homework illegal in the public schools.
Homework is how you reenforce the lessons of the day in hopes that the knowledge will become more or less permanently embedded. No homework will result in a less knowledgeable citizenry downstream, to any country's disadvantage.
Of course if you feel a less knowledgeable populace is to your advantage on election day,....
Thanx to Mish for the lead.