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Should Homework be Banned?
Filed under: In The News
CBS New York reports a New Jersey mother sent an e-mail plea to fellow parents in Maplewood and South Orange, N.J., to join her in a crusade to get rid of homework.
And she's not alone. The channel says Sy Fliegel, of the Center for Educational Innovation, says heaps of homework isn't helpful.
"It's like someone saying to you too much food is no good for you, what's the solution? Let's not eat anything," Fliegel tells CBS. "What has to happen is more attention has to be paid to the quality of the homework assignment."
Fliegel suggests schools implement homework guidelines: 10 minutes in first grade, 20 minutes in second grade, for example, with a max of two hours for high schoolers.
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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.