UK Teachers: Ban Homework for Kids Under 11

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2009 11:31 AM CDT
UK Teachers: Ban Homework for Kids Under 11
The group says classwork is more meaningful for younger students, as teachers are often too busy to give feedback on homework.   (AP Photo)

A British teachers’ group thinks homework for children under 11 is a waste of time for all involved, the Telegraph reports. It can “damage parents and children's relationships when trying to get it all done, and ends in tears all round,” the Association of Teachers and Lecturers said. And homework can be seriously detrimental. “At this stage in their lives homework mitigates against children who already have difficulties,” such as single parent homes or disability. (More teaching stories.)

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