School District in Newfoundland, Canada, Implements New Homework Policy

After some parent complaints that their children were doing too much homework, the Eastern School District in Newfoundland, Canada, implemented a new homework policy. According to vocm.com, “guidelines for Kindergarten students are roughly ten minutes, primary 30 minutes, elementary 40, intermediate an hour, and high school students one to two hours.” In addition, homework cannot be assigned over holiday breaks and cannot be assigned as a form of discipline. Read the policy here.

One Comment on “School District in Newfoundland, Canada, Implements New Homework Policy”

  1. PsychMom says:

    It’s really great that parents are speaking up. Back in the 80’s Gary Larson did a cartoon of a herd of sheep, where one sheep stood up on his hind legs and shouted over the crowd, “What are we? Sheep?” Parents shouldn’t be sheep.
    I guess parents are realizing what parent involvement in their child’s school work is really all about. It’s not about being a surrogate teacher at home, doing a school system’s bidding. It’s also not about making excuses for your child when they aren’t fulfilling their role as a student. Being involved is about advocating for your child and having a distinct role as a parent. Education should involve a three person (parent, child, teacher) alliance with the same goal: the healthly growth of a child….

    Oh dear, time to take my high horse back to the barn.

    March 27th, 2009 at 9:20 am
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