If you’re hoping that 2007 will be a better school year, homework-wise, why not give your child’s teacher a copy of The Case Against Homework: How Homework Is Hurting Our Children and What We Can Do About It? If s/he reads it over the holiday break, s/he just might return with a new, informed, and changed attitude. At the same time, why not pick up a few extra copies and give them to those in charge of school policy?
I’ll be back on January 2, 2007. In the meantime, send me your stories about how the book is received by your children’s teachers, whether you were successful in reducing vacation homework, and examples of the kind of work your children had to do over the vacation.
Have a happy holiday.