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Do we need homework in school?

Posted on | May 14, 2016 | No Comments

Homework, do we really need it?

Homework has won the hearts of lion parents and teachers and brought students to their knees.

So, do we really need extra learning, delivered through homework?

I wonder if homework isn’t simply a tool to get us comfortable with taking work home so when we are in a career we won’t think twice about working through the weekend?

I sat down with 2 students on Nightline in Dubai and we worked our way through the homework debate.

The Podcast Link

 

Some sources to think about.

http://www.mathprepa.com/top-5-good-reasons-why-kids-should-not-have-homework.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/at-the-end-of-the-day-do-we-really-need-homework-1602137.html

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/09/how-much-homework-do-american-kids-do/279805/

 

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