Sunday, October 12, 2014

It's a Three Day Weekend, So Why Would I Be Even Thinking of Homework

Spent some time this weekend, "killing time" so to speak, reading Twitter newsfeeds like this one....and oldy but goodie

 It's worth your read, but here are a few startling quotes from this article about homework
1. No research has ever found a benefit to assigning homework (of any kind or in any amount) in elementary school. 
2.  Even at the high school level, the research supporting homework hasn’t been particularly persuasive.  There does seem to be a correlation between homework and standardized test scores, but it isn’t strong.
3.  There was a correlation between the amount of homework that high school students reported doing and their scores on standardized math and science tests but it was “very modest.”  The author concluded that it was not worth the family struggles or strife.  

Makes you stop and think about WHY we provide SO MUCH homework....?
Perhaps we should just let kids READ! 


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