If you’re hoping that 2010 will be a better school year, homework-wise, why not give your child’s teacher a copy of The Case Against Homework: How Homework Is Hurting Our Children and What We Can Do About It? If s/he reads it over the holiday break, s/he just might return with a new, informed, and changed attitude. At the same time, why not pick up a few extra copies and give them to those in charge of school policy?
And, if you’re thinking of making a year-end donation to a cause, please make a tax-deductible donation to Stop Homework by sending a check to:
Alliance for Childhood
P.O. Box 444
College Park, MD 20741
Be sure to earmark your check for “Stop Homework” in the memo line. If your donation is $100 or more, drop me a line with your address and I’ll send you a signed copy of The Case Against Homework.
Stop Homework is supported by a small grant from a private foundation. It’s crucial that the funder know that individuals like you support the work of Stop Homework and rely on it for advice, information, resources, support, etc. An outpouring of support from readers of this blog–no matter the size of the donation–would help ensure the longevity of this project. So even if you can send only a few dollars, please do so.
4 thoughts on “How to Have a Homework-Reduced 2010”
Thanks. I remember my baby brother having struggles with homework. My dad just put his foot down and said that it was over at a certain time of night, to preserve sanity and sleep. It still bugs me that he wasted as much time as he did, even with those limits. Who knew he was so progressive?
homework is gay done deal, fuck homework and the teachers who are stupid and admit that homework is useless and assign us hella -_- gonna get their ass kicked one day
The area I live in was devasted by a firestorm on Black Saturday.
I was back at school after 2 weeks, our school didn’t care about the trauma people had suffered. They just expected us to get over it. My art teacher screamed at me to get over the fires, it was unacceptable that it was affecting my homework. Apparently I should’ve been able to go to over 6 funerals in a month and still remain sane.
The school principal said that the curriculum can’t change even despite exceptional circumstances. Many of my friends struggled to acheive good results that year. Because everyone went to far it was hard to catch up with anything and way to stressful to try.
Homework is an unessesary stress, and it’s worse when the teachers actually do not care what is going on in your personal life. Many kids who grow up in homes with abusive parents would be severely disadvantaged in the way they do not have an environment where the could do homework in.
Thanks to however reads this.
I’m sorry to hear that your principal and teachers aren’t sympathetic to exceptional circumstances. I’m at a loss as to what to tell you other than to let you know I’m listening and I’m doing my best to try to change the world.