Middle School in Missouri Tries No Homework Policy

According to an article in South East Missourian, a middle school in Bloomfield, Missouri, is trying out a no homework policy. After the principal noticed that poor grades were a result of either low homework scores or failure to turn in homework assignments, she decided to see whether a change in policy, allowing for less lecture time, more hands-on teaching, and no homework, would improve student success.

According to the School District Superintendent, if students receive instruction and then do 8-10 problems and still don’t get it, doing 10 more problems won’t help. “At the point we need to re-teach,” he said, “more help at the classroom level will really benefit those students who don’t finish their work at home.”

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