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The origins of school and the thing called homework

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Here is a good question, what does Sputnik have to do with homework?

Well you might be surprised to learn there is a deep rooted connection between the two.

Chris Walker decided as part of our series, Advancing Education, to look back and ask some of the fundamental questions we don't often ask on the daily trek to the classroom.

Here are a few to consider; Where does school come from? How do we know what and how to teach our children? And who invented that crazy thing called homework?

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