Teachers in France oppose change to school schedule

01/23/2013 | AsiaOne News

Plans are under way in France to lengthen the school week by adding a half day of classes on Wednesdays, when schools currently are not in session, while shortening the school days during the rest of the week. However, teachers protested this week over the change, saying they are concerned the additional day would be a burden. Officials say they believe the plan will help improve education in the country, which has one of the shortest school years -- but longest school days -- in Europe.

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