The Grinch that Stole the Christmas Vacation

Writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper is a great way to keep the problems with homework in the public eye. Here’s an inspiring letter I saw in the Westchester, New York, Journal News from a parent fed up with holiday homework. Homework over holiday? Humbug! The Grinch that stole Christmas isContinue reading “The Grinch that Stole the Christmas Vacation”

How To Have A Homework-Reduced 2007

If you’re hoping that 2007 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, andContinue reading “How To Have A Homework-Reduced 2007”

Interesting People You Meet When You Write A Book

One of the things I love about having a blog is that I “meet” interesting people all the time. I’ve posted two articles in the past two weeks by Dr. Daniel Gottlieb, a psychologist who writes for the Philadelphia Inquirer. After I read his first article, I dropped him an email and we’ve had severalContinue reading “Interesting People You Meet When You Write A Book”

First Monday–Take Action Against Winter Vacation Homework

This coming Monday is the first Monday in December. As suggested in The Case Against Homework, and in this blog on October 2 and November 6, I recommend that every parent send a note to her/his children’s teachers, administrators, or School Board members on the first Monday of every month. Over the Thanksgiving break, IContinue reading “First Monday–Take Action Against Winter Vacation Homework”


There are some really interesting conversations going on in the forums, so don’t forget to visit them. If you haven’t registered, it’s really easy. Just follow the simple steps under the heading “Register.” Although you have to register in order to participate, you can register anonymously if you want and your profile information remains privateContinue reading “Forums”