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Is homework helping or harming kids?

School's back...and so is homework! But there's a growing belief that sending children home with schoolwork is doing more harm than good. What do you think? Is homework past its due date?
What are your thoughts on homework? Is it a worthwhile learning tool for kids? (Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)

School's back...and so is homework! But there's a growing belief that sending children home with schoolwork is doing more harm than good. What do you think? Is homework past its due date?

With school back in session, the merits of homework are once again up for debate. It can be tough finding a student, of any age, who enjoys school work outside of school, yet homework is still assigned in most schools. While some say it instills a positive work ethic and fosters high academic achievement, others insist it removes the joy from learning. 

Is homework good for kids, creating better students and smarter kids? Or is homework leading to anxiety in our children, causing family tension and no time to relax?

Our question today: "Is homework helping or harming kids?"

Guests

Mary Louise Rodgers, Principal of Golden Valley School, Val d'Or, Que.
Twitter: @mlrodg05

Maddi di Muccio, President of The Society for Quality Education

Caroline Alphonso, education reporter Globe and Mail
Twitter: @calphonso

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