In The Case Against Homework, we end the book by suggesting that parents send a note on the first Monday of every month to either a teacher or school administrator and express their frustrations. If parents took this simple action, the homework problem would become too big to ignore and we’d stop hearing that homework is a problem that affects only a few vocal families.
This Monday, October 2, is the first Monday of the month. I hope you’ll send a note to your children’s teachers or, perhaps, to a school administrator or School Board member. (If your school celebrates a holiday this Monday, then send your note on Tuesday.) If you do send a note, please let me (and other parents) know by posting in the forum under the topic “First Monday”. It’d be great if you’d post a sample of the note you sent and, if you get a response from the teacher or school, please let us know that as well.
Here’s to a new grass-roots rebellion.