Alsooooo, as if 3x too much homework isn’t bad enough, studies show there is a severe lack of time available to spend as a family. Due to busy schedules with working parents and school-aged children, the average family spends 2.5 hours per day together.
That’s all, folks.
- These are children. With ages in the single digits. Sounds crazy, but at this age, most kids do this weird thing called following the schedule given to them by their parents. In busy households, homework is sometimes put on the back burner—many times understandably so, given the busy-ness. This is an adult choice, and students should not be punished for a decision made by their parents.
- Resources vary from home to home. Many families do not possess the same amount of time, education, language skills, or basic supplies to complete homework assignments. A class of students should not be held to the same set of standards when their home lives most likely vary drastically.
**I also must reiterate that I am SO in love with Class Dojo. But that’s also a post for another time.
Also, I totally get that things of this nature establish a work ethic. But we do TONS of work ethic establishing during the school day. It’s time we make some exceptions.