I hated homework – it kept me from getting at eh good stuff that wasn’t on the curriculum like reading tother books like Sci-fi and comics which taught me far more about the world than I ever learned in school – I hated my children’s homework just as much because I could real off the stuff the teachers wanted to them and they could then get on with the dame good stuff that has been instrumental in their future creative pursuits and lifestyle and maybe this shows why!

Mind Bursts

Rethinking Homework By Alfie KohnAfter spending most of the day in school, children are typically given additional assignments to be completed at home. This is a rather curious fact when you stop to think about it, but not as curious as the fact that few people ever stop to think about it. It becomes even more curious, for that matter, in light of three other facts:

1. The negative effects of homework are well known.

They include children’s frustration and exhaustion, lack of time for other activities, and possible loss of interest in learning. Many parents lament the impact of homework on their relationship with their children; they may also resent having to play the role of enforcer and worry that they will be criticized either for not being involved enough with the homework or for becoming too involved.

2. The positive effects of homework are largely mythical.

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