Mom Laments the Waning Days of Summer

Today’s the first day of school for many children and lots of parents are dreading the school year and the work it brings for them and their children. In The Villager, Chapter books and homework? Uh oh, look out, Jane Flanagan, the mother of a child going into second grade describes why: Rusty will beContinue reading “Mom Laments the Waning Days of Summer”

Fourth Grade Teacher on The Case Against Homework

My co-author and I received a very thoughtful letter from a fourth grade teacher with more than twenty years’ experience from upstate New York. She writes: There were a couple of times I found myself cringing with a tad of guilt as I read the book. Although I won’t do a cereal box or dioramaContinue reading “Fourth Grade Teacher on The Case Against Homework”

Send me your questions and your success stories

Are you frustrated with the nightly homework routine? Are you wondering whether a particular assignment is worth your child’s time? Are you thinking about saying something to your child’s teacher, but don’t know what? Do you want to get together with other parents and make some changes at your child’s school? These questions, and manyContinue reading “Send me your questions and your success stories”

Forums Up and Running

One of the purposes of is to provide a place for parents, educators, psychologists, students, and anyone else who’s interested to discuss homework. Concerned about homework overload? Think assignments are a waste of time? Tired of “family” homework projects? Wondering how to approach teachers or school administrators? Want to change your school’s or SchoolContinue reading “Forums Up and Running”