Are Teachers Giving Children Too Much Homework?
Texas Teacher Creates No Homework Policy — and Parents Are Absolutely Loving It
On August 16th, Samantha Gallagher of Fort Worth, Texas, shared a note that her daughter, Brooke, brought home from her teacher, Mrs. Brandy Young. The note announced that Mrs. Young would no longer be formally assigning homework, and that the only homework that students would have would consist of whatever they did not finish during class.
"Research has been unable to prove that homework improves student performance. Rather, I ask that you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success. Eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early."
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While the policy might seem controversial to those of us who grew up with mountains of homework, the reaction on Facebook to the idea has been overwhelmingly positive.
The has been similarly encouraging, with many users saying they wished this had been the policy back in their day.
"I have this vivid memory of being in kindergarten and the teacher passing out a homework assignment that was something like practicing writing a letter of the alphabet in upper and lower case inside dotted lines," one user wrote.
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