Parents Perspective

Should Homework Be a Thing of the Past?

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An elementary school in Quebec, Canada recently stopped assigning homework to its 339 students for a one-year pilot period. Teachers can still ask students to read and study at home, but they are banned from giving out take-home worksheets or packets. The school based the program on research that families have less time to dedicate to homework time thanks to long working hours and a focus on extra-curricular activities. Many parents support this ban, yet others are worried it will make them less involved in their child's education. We want to know, Do you think US elementary schools should do away with homework? Take our poll, and then share a comment below — it could appear in a future issue of Parents.

 

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