Hooray for Toronto, Canada

The Toronto School Board has just implemented the best homework policy I’ve seen. The policy, which will affect close to 300,000 students, focuses on quality, not quantity, suggests that homework in the early grades be limited to reading, talks at length about the value of family time, and recommends that all homework assignments be differentiated. I hope that the Toronto policy becomes a model for other school district across Canada and in the U.S. as well. You can read all about the policy in my earlier blog post here.

3 Comments on “Hooray for Toronto, Canada”

  1. fed up mom says:

    i dout it

    April 28th, 2008 at 2:33 pm
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  2. wtf!!! says:

    haha i wrote that last week

    May 5th, 2008 at 2:21 pm
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  3. KP says:

    I am sorry but if you tell me homework is bad is because you don’t want to take the time for your kids. My son is having a hard time with a specific subject and I asked the teacher to send home some homework so I know what is he learning and could work with him at home…4 weeks have gone by and nothing…I had to enroll him in a tutoring program so he won’t fall behind. Before you talk about homework, we need to talk about the educational quality in Canada. Give them a better education and we won’t need homework!!! until them, communicate, help the parents who want to help their children!!!!!!!!!

    October 21st, 2009 at 8:28 am
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