It’s Back to School time, and what would make this season even better? According to one teacher, no homework. Brandy Young, a second-grade teacher in Godley, Texas, wrote that after “much research over the summer… there will be no formally assigned homework.” Students are encouraged to go outside, read together, and spend time with family. Her note struck a powerful chord with parents all around.
The note reads:
After much research this summer, I am trying something new. Homework will only consist of work that your student did not finish during the school day. There will be no formally assigned homework this year.
Research has been unable to prove that homework improves student performance. Rather, I ask that you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success. Eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early.
Mrs. Brandy Young”
Samantha Gallagher, whose 7-year-old daughter, Brooke, is in Young’s class, shared the letter on her Facebook page, in a post that has since been shared over 73,000 times, and most parents agree with the teacher.
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