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The Homework Debate

Homework debate: Too much, too little or busy work? -

And I thought Miley Cyrus' performance at the VMAs generated a ton of opinions. Ask parents how they feel about homework, as we did on CNN's Facebook page, and the response is immediate and intense. So many parents from all over the country sounded off passionately, saying we expect too much, too little or the wrong things from young students.

The Case Against Homework

This column was written by Conor Clarke.Ah, the start of a new school year. No better time for an all-out assault on that perennial threat to 11- and 12-year-olds everywhere: homework.

Rethinking Homework

PRINCIPAL January/February 2007 By Alfie Kohn [For a more detailed look at the issues discussed here - including a comprehensive list of citations to relevant research and a discussion of successful efforts to effect change- please see the book The Homework Myth.]

Stop Homework

Quebec's largest English language weekly newspaper, The Suburban published an anti-homework editorial at the end of August: Too much homework As kids go back to school, we need to pay attention to a growing movement among parents and educators calling on homework to be severely reduced. We think they are right.

The Homework Debate |

Many in the education field today are looking for evidence to support the case for homework, but are coming up empty handed.

Stop Homework

After four years and 530 posts, I've decided its time to retire the Stop Homework blog and turn the homework advocacy over to you, my readers. You should be able to find whatever sample materials you need in The Case Against Homework and/or the posts, especially those in Moms (and Dads) on a Mission, Students Speak Out, Teachers Speak Out, and Success Stories.

The Great Homework Debate: What's Getting Lost in the Hype - NEA Today

Homework is one of the most complicated pedagogical strategies, says expert, and the vast majority of educators are getting it right.

Should homework be banned?

Say what's on your mind. Display your opinion about whether homework should be banned. Review what others think about the importance of homework.

The Great Homework Debate

Should kids in elementary school have a homework packet to complete over winter "vacation"? Should children in kindergarten, first, and second grade even...

Email Newsletter

Although many people think of homework as doing more harm than good by causing copious amounts of unnecessary stress to everyone, others believe that it has great advantages for children by encouraging them to think more independently outside the classroom.


Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.

The Homework Debate

Many in the education field today are looking for evidence to support the case for homework, but are coming up empty handed.

Homework Debate

TFK visited P.S. 86 in the Bronx, New York, to ask students and teachers their thoughts on the homework debate.




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The Great Homework Debate: Is Homework Helpful or Harmful to Students?

Find out if homework is harmful or helpful to reinforce learning, at which ages is it appropriate & how involved should parents be. Join in the great homework debate!

The great homework debate - Kidspot

Homework – do you love it or hate it? Parents, educators and early childhood experts seem to fall into two very distinct camps on the topic of homework. However you feel, homework is bound to be a part of your child’s school life.  

The Homework Debate: The Case Against Homework

Studies show that homework may not help students learn and adds hours to their day. Learn more about the case against homework.

Homework is a waste of time. (Junior)

Debate resources, training and events. Published by IDEA

Parents debate elementary school homework

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — As far as kindergartners go, 5-year-old Addrien is your typical elementary school student. He likes coloring. He likes math. And he even likes his homework.

Kids, Parents and Teachers Disagree on How Much Homework Is Too Much

Backpack bulging, worksheets galore, read this, study that . . . all after seven hours in school already.

The Homework Debate

Sometimes parents want to help their children with homework but may not know the "right" way or newest way of doing it, which could be counterproductive to getting it done correctly. Why do teachers believe that homework is so important? Is it really important at all? Do teachers believe that whatever they teach is so extraordinary that students must continue to work on assignments at home as well as school? Or, are administrators making top-down decisions that homework must be a part of a student's nightly practice? Is homework being used to teach students time management techniques? Whatever the reason,...

Age-old homework debate back in spotlight

Video on Two studies may look at whether students who spend more time on homework achieve more classroom success. NBC’s Rehema Ellis reports.

The Homework Debate: One Teacher's Perspective 


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Homework Debate: Pros and Cons

Homework: why it's necessary and how effective it is. What I found? Homework debate: pros, cons,...and I still don't like it!