The Case Against Homework

There is a movement of some parents against homework for children in primary school. There is a book written by Sara Bennett and Nancy Kalis called THE CASE AGAINST HOMEWORK which supports this belief. They claim that there is no evidence that it helps students achieve academic success.  “Yet the nightly burden is taking a serious toll on America’s families. It robs children of the sleep, play, and exercise time they need for proper physical, emotional, and neurological development. And it is a hidden cause of the childhood obesity epidemic, creating a nation of “homework potatoes.”

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Below is a link to an article that appeared in a Spanish newspaper today about French parents opposing homework for children in primary school (6-11 years old).

Un articulo en El Pais hoy sobre deberes….

Rebelión contra los deberes para casa

Los padres franceses se declaran en huelga de tareas escolares contra la degradación de la escuela pública. Los expertos creen que sirven en pequeñas dosis

Casi un tercio de los alumnos españoles de primaria dedica a hacer deberes más de dos horas diarias. / GETTY

Los deberes están prohibidos en la escuela primaria francesa (de 6 a 11 años, igual que en España) desde 1956, cuando el Ministerio de Educación aprobó una circular en ese sentido. Pero los profesores siguen imponiendo a los alumnos más pequeños que realicen tareas en casa. Desde el 26 de marzo, decenas de miles de padres y colegiales franceses han dicho basta.

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About CoffeeWithKath

Passionate about Technology in Education and how it can make a difference in the lives of students with Dyslexia. Founder of @ForDyslexia. Mom of twins. Juggling entrepreneurship and kids.

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