Does Homework Help or Hurt Our Kids?
Homework: What is it good for? “Absolutely nothing!” may be your child’s retort, but it’s not just stressed-out students who are questioning its value. From parents fed up with hours of busywork to experts studying the secrets of academic achievement, homework has come under scrutiny in households, classrooms, and universities nationwide.
This month GreatSchools takes homework head-on by reviewing the research on its efficacy and exploring common problems — using real kids as case studies — and how to solve them.
- Does homework really work? An unbiased look at how after-hours drills can boost grades — or not.
- Pencils down! Stop Homework founder Sara Bennett sounds off on saying no to preposterous projects.
- A case of procrastinitus: One homework expert’s tips for a foot-dragging fifth-grader who is falling behind.