A Teacher Who Gave Lots of Homework Reconsiders

When a teacher reads the literature showing homework in the younger grades doesn’t help kids and may hurt them, she changes course. Join the discussion at Let Grow!

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2 Responses to A Teacher Who Gave Lots of Homework Reconsiders

  1. Sam Shaffer June 20, 2018 at 1:19 pm #

    My kids attend Blessed Sacrament and one of the first things I tell the teachers at the beginning of the school year is that when my kids come home, that is family time – schoolwork is to be done at school. Some things of course I will accept, projects, school plays, etc, that need outside time – but basic reiteration of class-time is not something we are going to do. I have limited time with my boys and that will not be wasted.

  2. Addy Brown June 29, 2018 at 2:55 am #

    Around the world, countries that assign more homework don’t see to perform any better. A Stanford study found that in countries like Japan, Denmark, and the Czech Republic little homework was assigned and students outperformed students in counties with large amounts of homework such as Greece, Thailand, and Iran.