I saw a news report on a number of schools doing away with homework. Kids were interviewed. They said they were too exhausted, had no time to play outside.”
Give me a break……do you really believe those kids are yearning to go climb a tree out back…..most likely, they will be “zombied” in front of a computer, or TV screen.
Have you seen any spelling or science competitions lately?……It seems our culture is dumbing down and not holding on to the value of working and studying. Sad, without homework, I feel the downward spiral will progress at an even faster rate.
At least assign a book every two weeks. If the child cannot give a report, not a cliff note synopsis of the book, then assign homework as a study tool, not a reprimand.
Some school curriculums, my town included, are doing away with the classics. How many of you would have picked up a Charles Dickens’ book or a Shakespeare play if teachers hadn’t assigned them?
I write fairy tales, to me it is a fairy tale believing most students will reach for Jane Eyre on the library shelf…….in fact, visit the library at all. The library, remember the place where we used to do all our term paper research.
But kids won’t have homework to do anymore……….
Is there an emoji for sigh………pretend you are listening to me let out one now………..