Teacher Recommends A Case Against Homework

It’s always gratifying when I come across an education blog where the writer recommends The Case Against Homework. In jbanana829.edublogs, a pre-K teacher and French tutor, writes:

For a long time, I have had issues with homework. I think it is mostly busywork that takes up family time and causes a tremendous amount of stress with no benefit of added learning. Most teachers have no idea how to assign homework, what good homework looks like, how much to assign, none of this. They do it because they’re expected to by parents or administration or because they’re on power trips or because they erroneously believe it’s beneficial. I read a great book that’s obviously biased against homework, but that provides tons of examples and resources and relevant scientific data. It’s my reference this time, and it’s called, The Case Against Homework: How Homework Is Hurting Our Children and What We Can Do About It, by Sara Bennett and Nancy Kalish. It’s extremely informative and a great tool for teachers and for parents.

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