High Schools in Toronto, Canada, Consider Homework Ban Before Exams

Last week, a student trustee to the Toronto, Canada, District School Board proposed placing a moratorium on homework for the five days before final exams, according to an article in The Toronto Star. The School Board’s program committee endorsed the idea and will gather feedback from students and staff before sending it to the full Board for a decision.

The principal of a high school where such a moratorium is already in place says, “The concept of a moratorium is good. You recognize kids are under a lot of stress at exams, from the incoming Grade 9s who may well have never written an exam in their life, to the senior students who are stressed about the marks they need for university. A moratorium gives students time to study and review without being burdened by extra work.”

5 Comments on “High Schools in Toronto, Canada, Consider Homework Ban Before Exams”

  1. Myles Harcourt says:

    Homeworkis an intolerable social evil. Ban it. If you Yanks ban it, it will set an example to us over here in the UK.

    March 25th, 2007 at 10:46 am
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  2. ricky bobby says:

    racing rules.

    April 12th, 2007 at 1:30 pm
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  3. josh says:

    I hate home work im at my school right now doing it

    November 30th, 2007 at 12:59 pm
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  4. Serge says:

    There is way too much homework – usually I can’t even finish it!

    September 16th, 2008 at 8:18 pm
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  5. Emily says:

    thats i good idea. if all schools did that, i know that theirs students marks would go up.

    November 26th, 2008 at 12:33 pm
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