The problem is far from new: public debates about homework have been raging since at least the earlys, and recently spilled over into a Twitter feud between Gary Lineker and Piers Morgan. As a nation, we're falling so far behind educational standards of countries like China, it's embarrassing. Telling our kids to now give up on homework seems a perverse response to this…. Many detailed studies have been conducted, and can guide parents, teachers and administrators to make sensible decisions about how much work should be completed by students outside of the classroom. So why does homework stir up such strong emotions?
What’s the Right Amount of Homework?
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By Alfie Kohn. PreK—K , 1—2 , 3—5 , 6—8 , 9— Do bulging backpacks mean learning? Here's why. After spending most of the day in school, students are given additional assignments to be completed at home.
Homework issues are tough on kids — and parents
A s kids return to school, debate is heating up once again over how they should spend their time after they leave the classroom for the day. The no-homework policy of a second-grade teacher in Texas went viral last week , earning praise from parents across the country who lament the heavy workload often assigned to young students. Brandy Young told parents she would not formally assign any homework this year, asking students instead to eat dinner with their families, play outside and go to bed early.
Elissa Strauss writes about the politics and culture of parenthood. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. CNN We live, for the most part, fairly similar lives to our next-door neighbors. Both households have two working parents, two kids and an appreciation for the way California weather affords them unscripted, outdoor play year-round. Opinion: Your kid is right, homework is pointless.