Stay in Touch Sign up. Accept that your child’s intelligence may not be evenly distributed in all subjects. The findings and recommendations of 3 decades of synthesis Download from battlingforthesoulofeducation. It seems to me that it would be more effective to skip the excuses and just say what you mean. The book had some good points and useful insights.

Be the first to ask a question about The Case Against Homework. Jul 16, Susan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Il Palagio, a year-old villa in Tuscany, is a summer house that the singer-musician Sting, and his wife, Trudie Styler, bought for a song or two. That, and the ever present reliance upon testing to reveal who among us is worthy of ass kissing. Bennett and Kalish provide good advice on what parents should do. All in all, a very interesting book for parents.

Above all homework is readily accepted because of fundamental misconceptions about the nature of learning. This book serves as an indispensable tool for parents who want to get serious about changing homework practices in their schools.

Few topics generate more conversation at the school gate than homework but there is little discussion amongst educationalists or teachers during their training or in practice. It robs children of the sleep, play, and exercise time they need for proper physical, emotional, and neurological development.

The Case Against Homework

In the early s doctors headed a movement to abolish homework of all kinds, saying that children needed at least 5 hours of fresh bennnett every day.

Jul 16, Jane marked it as triedtoread.

the case against homework by sara bennett and nancy kalish

As a recent report in The American Journal of Sociology found, early social context is so important that children are “launched into achievement trajectories when they start formal schooling or even before” that are “highly stable over childhood and adolescence.


Wait one damn minute. Do you need homework to achieve those things, ask Bennett and Kalish. It teaches you because it is hands on, meaning it forces one to open a book to read, or to calculate or to create a project.

Moving beyond school reform to educational transformation: And a good portion of the problem — tragically and surprisingly — has to do with the beloved summer kalidh.

As for parents, they should find it disconcerting to hear that their school administrators and teachers are opting of this.

The Case Against Homework

Tubman, who was born into slavery and became a noted abolitionist and political activist, would be the first black woman to have her face on Aginst. While the stuff about stress and broken families is likely overstated — there is evidence that most parents are quite happy with the amount of homework being assigned — studies consistently show that homework yields few, if any, educational benefits. Apr 26 36 photos.

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Dec 10, Mike rated it really liked it Shelves: May 22, Claudia rated it really liked it. Presents an aggressive argument against the need for homework.

the case against homework by sara bennett and nancy kalish

Kids whining because they have homework over winter break? It helps to consolidate schoolwork, it teaches independence and responsibility and good work habits, bennftt raises attainment, or so the argument goes. And it is a hidden cause of the childhood obesity epidemic, creating a nation of “homework potatoes. And, most importantly, homework just doesn’t work. It was frustrating that I would end up disliking a book that, in many ways, aligned with my own educational philosophy.


That has given me a lot of leverage in conversations with my child’s teachers and administration. The rest is full of useful role-played conversations and emails helping you challenge meaningless assignments, homework overload, etc. Trivia About The Case Against You remember those mind-numbing worksheets, maps, vocab quizzes No trivia or quizzes yet.

Review: The Myth of Homework and The Case Against Homework

My original conclusion still stands. The mother of three said the last few weeks have been a struggle, so her son’s gift was “the shock of her life”.

That was VERY frustrating to me. Yet the nightly burden is taking a serious toll on America’s families.

What I found useful as a nonparent, was the rule of thumb that 10 minutes per grade year is the increment of increase studies support. Parents spend countless hours cajoling their kids to complete such assignments–often without considering whether or not they serve any worthwhile purpose.