A principal of a K-8 school in New Brunswick, Canada, recently posted the following comment:
I am a principal on the east coast of Canada. A large k-8 school of 800 kids. We are revisiting our homework policy/procedures to ensure that we have an equitable system in our school. We are aiming to have no homework, based on much research.
Read Alfie Kohn: The Homework Myth.
Homework is just one more structure to keep the marginalized down.
Schools can do a better job teaching. And parents could assist with spending their energy in to just “being” with their children: talking, dreaming, playing, etc.
My two cents.