Needham, Massachusetts, Principal Tries to Ease Burden for High School Students

When I started this blog last summer, one of my first entries was about schools that had cut back on summer homework. There, I wrote about the principal of Needham High, Paul Richards (whom I had interviewed for The Case Against Homework), an educator who’s concerned about the amount of stress today’s students face. PaulContinue reading “Needham, Massachusetts, Principal Tries to Ease Burden for High School Students”

Palo Alto High School Teacher Refuses to Assign Homework

A Palo Alto, California, high school teacher, has stopped assigning homework to his world history and advanced placement economics students, according to an article in, After years of teachers piling it on, there’s a new movement to … Abolish homework. The teacher has found that his students achieve a 94 percent pass rate–a rateContinue reading “Palo Alto High School Teacher Refuses to Assign Homework”

One Teacher’s Thoughts on Homework

In an article in The Seattle Times, A teacher’s evolving view of homework, a third/fourth grade teacher with 30 years’ experience writes about how her views have changed over the years. Several years ago, she writes, I sent out a survey, which I have since done several times, asking parents their views on homework andContinue reading “One Teacher’s Thoughts on Homework”