By Sarah Carroll
Back-to-school season is here! That means backpacks, lunchboxes, books, and hours of homework.
But some students and parents in Godley, Texas are rejoicing after their teacher implemented a surprising new policy.
Brandy Young wrote to parents: “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,” she continued. “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.
Is no homework a smart idea? Research seems to support Young’s decision, but Carson isn’t so sure about it. Take a listen:
All of this homework talk got us reminiscing about our favorite school teachers of all time.
Most of us probably go through about 50 teachers from kindergarten through high school and yet there’s always that one who sticks out in our mind as the best of the best.