Today, November 6, is the first Monday in November. As suggested in The Case Against Homework, and in this blog on October 2, I recommend that every parent send a note to her/his children’s teachers, administrators, or School Board members on the first Monday of every month. (If your school celebrates a holiday today, then send your note tomorrow or another day this week.) If you, and several other parents in your school, do this, your school won’t be able to tell you that you’re the only parent concerned about homework overload.
Last month, I heard from several parents who took some kind of action on the first Monday and all received some kind of positive response. So please let me (and other parents) know what you did by posting in the forum under the topic “First Monday”. If you put something in writing, please post a sample and the response you get as well.