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?
More from this episode:
- Northern youth need education beyond school: teacher
- While it may 'suck,' homework is necessary: student
- Why the backlash against homework?
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?"
Mary Louise Rodgers, Principal of Golden Valley School, Val d'Or, Que.
Caroline Alphonso, education reporter Globe and Mail
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- CBC Ideas: Homework Ban
- Is homework helpful or harmful for student development?
- Homework-free school wants to take pressure off kids
- The Current: Is homework bad for kids?
Globe and Mail
- Less work, more play: Quebec elementary school bans homework for the year
- Too much homework stifling your kids? Let them just say no