Not every child has the best excuse in the world to get out of doing their homework. Fortunately, one teacher has decided that students get less out of doing their homework than he or she does from grading it. Instead, this bold educator sent this letter home to parents at the start of the school year:
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.