Welcome back to Stop Homework.
And what better way to start off the school year than with encouraging news from an elementary school in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, north of Toronto, which just banned homework. Among the reasons:
- * there is no clear link between homework and academic achievement
* poor students are at a distinct disadvantage
* homework causes problems for families, including contributing to marital stress
With a lot of hard work on our part, we can get other schools and districts to follow suit.
In upcoming posts, I’ll let you know what parents are doing in their communities to change the tide.