The mother of a New York City public school student sent me this piece by her 10-year-old son.
Homework is NOT that necessary!!
by Daniel Goldstein
School work is enough. School is where you do all your learning. But home? Isn’t that the place you’re supposed to relax and have fun instead of doing 1 1/2 hours worth of homework. Most children think that it’s time for a little change. At least we could have the weekends off from homework. Please take our hope into consideration!
Homework is a review of the days work and a reminder of tomorrows work. We understand how important homework is but is it completely necessary? Couldn’t we get a sheet just to help, but with no work on it. Homework can also be helpful for studying for tests, but can’t we use our regular school work?
We need a break! Now is the time!
With much hope,
(PS: We could spend “homework hour” playing outside and getting some exercise!!)