New York City Councilmember Proposes Resolution to Limit Homework

Yesterday, a New York City councilmember introduced a resolution to limit homework to 10 minutes per grade per night. The resolution, if passed, would not be binding, but, at the very least, it will spark some discussion. I am dismayed, though, by the comments to a Wall Street Journal blog entry, “So What’s the Right Amount of Homework for Kids?” The comments are leaning heavily towards the importance of homework. Read and post your own comments here.

3 Comments on “New York City Councilmember Proposes Resolution to Limit Homework”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hello,

    a study published today by the Technical University in Dresden, Germany, says that homework is irrelevant in the academic achievement of the pupils it studied. A much better marker was the quality of the teachers.Additionally, the studied found that homework disadvantages children from poorer families.

    In German:
    http://tu-dresden.de/aktuelles/news/hausaufgaben/newsarticle_view

    Cheers,
    a supporter

    February 1st, 2008 at 9:45 am
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  2. karen says:

    Message I posted on Wall Street Journal Blog:

    No, the government should not be getting involved with homework. As a matter of fact the government’s involvement with schools is why they’re in the mess they are. Time outside of a school day belongs to the student and his/her family and how that time is spent should be determined by them, not the town/city council or the schools.

    Comment by Karen – February 1, 2008 at 9:24 am

    February 1st, 2008 at 10:30 am
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  3. Haras says:

    I think that we should have to only work at school because then the teachers could help you understand better.

    February 20th, 2008 at 12:28 pm
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