It’s that time of year again–parents are sending their young ones back to school and preparing to stress out over the piles of work that will be sure to accompany their kiddo when they return home for the evening. However, one second-grade teacher is looking to make after-school time a bit less hectic with her new homework policy.
Mrs. Brandy Young from Texas started off her students’ new school year with a note to pass along to their parents. Once a mother shared Mrs. Young’s note to Facebook, the second-grade teacher’s surprising homework policy quickly went viral:
Mrs. Young’s Note Reads:
After much research this summer, I am trying something new. Homework will only consist of work that your student did not finish during the school day. There will be no formally assigned homework this year.
Research has been unable to prove that homework improves student performance. Rather, I ask that you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success. Eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early.
Mrs. Brandy Young”
As you can imagine, the teacher’s unusual homework policy has created buzz amongst teachers and parents on social media. Not to mention, the parents of Mrs. Young’s students were quite shocked that they would not be faced with piles of textbooks and math problems but enthusiastic to learn that this school year they would have more time to embrace family time in their household.
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