Some parents excuse their children from homework

Too much homework? Some parents are just opting out. “The conversation about banning homework, especially for young children, appears to be growing in popularity, even among teachers themselves,” Amy Joyce reports. “When a second-grade teacher in Texas recently sent a letter home explaining that she no longer would give homework, the letter went viral. Most important to parents, studies show that homework for younger children doesn’t actually correlate with improved school performance, and in fact, can hinder learning.”

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