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.
Down With Homework, Say U.S. School Districts
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No Homework Policy. February 28, In the General Chemistry class that I teach there is homework. I do find that homework is one place where technology can really help. My class currently subscribes to Sapling Learning. For each chapter, there is a set of about 20 problems and students generally have a week to finish these problems. The platform allows me to monitor each student's progress and anticipate difficulties students may be facing with the course material.
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Education Secretary Leonor Briones recently engaged in a public pitch for the policy, which is now the subject of a couple of pending bills in Congress. Doing just that, however, leads to the conclusion that a solution other than what she and supportive legislators are proposing is in order. Excessive homework — or to state the argument more accurately, any homework at all — is physically taxing on students, many of them very young, after they have already spent a full strenuous day in the classroom. Projects that students are expected to complete at home often pose a burdensome expense on parents, who may not have a ready budget for the last-minute purchase of needed materials. Assigning homework also adds to the workload of teachers, who must grade these assignments in addition to their everyday work of preparing lessons.
We know how that feels. Although laziness is among the reasons, there are credible justifications for why students hate homework. Too much homework can be counterproductive.