WBEZ brings you fact-based news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter.The debate over how to improve education is often complex and heated in the Chicago area. But our city is not alone—the same is true as far away as France. Efforts to revamp the French school week prompted strikes and public outcry. Currently, French schoolchildren get Wednesdays off and log longer hours the rest of the week. Starting next fall, French President Francois Hollande wants to even out the schedule. He’s pushing to add a half-day on Wednesdays for elementary students and trim back time from other days of the week. Associated Press Correspondent Lori Hinnant joins Worldview from Paris to explain why this move has struck a nerve.