Our Teacher Tina shares her thoughts about the “Homework Dilemma”

What is a Progressive School?

Recently, I asked a friend why he was transferring his daughter back to a traditional school even if his daughter is clearly having a great time in a progressive school. His answer floored me, “I want her to have more HOMEWORK.”

Wow.

Really?!

You would transfer your child to a system that clearly is not a good fit for her because you want her to have more homework. Of course, I bit my tongue and decided to write about it instead.

First let’s list down what parents THINK homework is:

  1. It is an activity at home that will improve their child’s self-discipline and study habits.
  2. It will lengthen a their child’s focus and attention span.
  3. It will increase their child’s academic standing or grade.

But what if all these are not true? Or at least not based on any significant data or study? Just a practice passed down from generations…

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