February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Sorry to depart from humor for seriousness here, but the concept of homework is one of my pet peeves. We don’t expect adults to bring their work home with them after their work day is over, why do we expect it of kids? And some kids have doting parents who make sure their own children have well-lighted, quiet workspaces, properly supplied with paper and pencils, to do their homework, while others have parents who expect them to be making supper, cleaning house, working odd jobs, or looking after their younger siblings instead of “wasting their time” on all that foolish impractical book learning. And we wonder why there are often achievement gaps based on income levels. Learn in school! That’s what it’s there for. Afterwards just be a kid!