A few weeks ago, I wrote about Dale O’Dair, a dad from Niagara Falls who talked to the school about his first-grade daughter’s homework load (several hours a week). The very next day, the school wrote a note to all of the parents stating that homework booklets would be abolished.
We have now spoken with most of the parents in the class and there was a lot of fighting and crying as a result of the homework which we have ended.
The silent majority was real and are grateful that I made a stand for the families. Most were having enough trouble with the spelling test alone, five words a week, and we will see if that can be ended as well.