Yes you read that headline correctly.  Schools are implementing policies stating that teachers are not allowed to give out homework assignments.

Is Common Core involved?

According to an associate professor of teacher education at the University of Arizona South and co-author of “The End of Homework: How Homework Disrupts Families, Overburdens Children, and Limits Learning, I think teachers are going to be increasingly interested in having total control over student learning during the class day and not relying on homework as any kind of activity that’s going to support student learning.”

She also called the ban on homework a movement that is slowly gaining ground in the U.S.  Gaithersburg Elementary School in Rockville, Maryland, is one of them, eliminating the traditional concept of homework in 2012.

The Principal said “We felt like with the shift to the Common Core curriculum, and our knowledge of how our students need to think differently… we wanted their time to be spent in meaningful ways,”.

Like what more time in front of the TV watching their shows or playing their video games?

A poll conducted by the Today show showed that more than 80 percent of respondents complained kids have too much homework.

The associate professor of teacher education said “Kids are at school 7 or 8 hours a day, that’s a full working day and why should they have to take work home?” she asked.

Why are we teaching children that homework is not needed because they are too busy?

What are the ramifications of doing so?

How will this affect them in their adult life?

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