It doesn’t matter if my kids or I have had a good day or bad, if my day is long because of work or housework, or if it is the beginning of the week or the end, getting my kids to do their homework is a NIGHTMARE.
Lets face it, the average parent whether a single parent or not ends their day around five or six. Then there is dinner to make, (and sometimes groceries to get before you can even do that) laundry to do, after school activities, showers, story time then bed. How in the world are we supposed to work in homework AND still have adequate family time in these three small hours at the end of the day!? Not to mention the fact that no one asks us to get home from work and do an hour more of work simply, just because.
It makes no sense and I despise having to ask my children to do it.
So. I am not going to anymore.
I would like to not only have a discussion on this topic, but I would like the outcome of this discussion to help create real change in our school systems. I believe that along with our gut instincts and dread, the actual data available is enough to back us up and come together as a group, and make the public school systems listen to and respect our fundamental wishes as parents.
Let’s do this, and lets do it right.
~I REFUSE to sacrifice the childhood of my children for the sake of our broken educational system!
Did anyone notice the three words in bold in the last paragraph? This is were our group name comes from. We are the MLR-Parents against homework coalition©.
Some Real Data:
- Not one piece of research exists to prove a single benefit of homework.
- Our children’s success is based on scores rather than actual learning.
- We have allowed our children to be used as pawns for the betterment of cooperate America.
What do you mean there is no proof that homework helps my child learn and achieve >Exactly that. We believe persistence, structure and routine make better students who learn better. We are used to the concept that “reinforcement” is helpful to learning, when the truth is that repetition does not make us understand, and in fact only … Continue reading