Hooray for Toronto, Canada

The Toronto School Board has just implemented the best homework policy I’ve seen. The policy, which will affect close to 300,000 students, focuses on quality, not quantity, suggests that homework in the early grades be limited to reading, talks at length about the value of family time, and recommends that all homework assignments be differentiated. I hope that the Toronto policy becomes a model for other school district across Canada and in the U.S. as well.

3 thoughts on “Hooray for Toronto, Canada

  1. I am sorry but if you tell me homework is bad is because you don’t want to take the time for your kids. My son is having a hard time with a specific subject and I asked the teacher to send home some homework so I know what is he learning and could work with him at home…4 weeks have gone by and nothing…I had to enroll him in a tutoring program so he won’t fall behind. Before you talk about homework, we need to talk about the educational quality in Canada. Give them a better education and we won’t need homework!!! until them, communicate, help the parents who want to help their children!!!!!!!!!


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