The latest on homework
Several academics have criticized homework as make-work lately, suggesting that kids might be better off without it. Some San Francisco schools have banned it. The Center for Public Education, an affiliate of the National School Boards Association, takes issue with that position, saying among other things that homework may have some nonacademic benefits, and that some homework is good. Take a look at the research the group relies on here, and then chime in with your own thoughts. Homework: good for the soul, or bad for the brain?