My sister posted on FB yesterday regarding a no HW policy implemented by her daughter’s 2nd grade teacher. Basically you only have homework if you can’t finish the days assignment while in class. I queried my 7 year old son walking home with him from school, and I was surprised to find out his teacher was implementing a similar policy. The only difference being that test prep material will be sent home before an exam, although it is not clear to me if this means every exam or just big, state mandated type tests.
Is this the new trend in schools? On the surface it sounds good as my son would have more time at home to hang with us and just do “kid stuff.” If I am playing devil’s advocate I wonder if this means that more time will be spent in class doing assignments rather than instruction by the teacher?