Viral No Homework! Texas Teacher Praised for Revolutionary New Policy
A letter that a North Texas teacher handed out to parents during ‘Meet the Teacher Night’ describing her class’ inventive new homework policy is going viral.
Brandy Young, a second-grade teacher at Godley Elementary School, passed around letters to parents telling them their children could count on effectively having no homework assignments for the entire school year, ABC-13 reported.
Instead, Young said her students should concentrate on extra-curricular activities and increasing family time:
"Research has been unable to prove that homework improves students’ performances.
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."
The revolutionary policy triggered an enormous amount of reaction on Reddit.
“I'm a teacher. I don't give homework either, although this isn't the reason.
Those kids get overloaded with [tasks] from their other teachers, and get almost no time to do it.
Some of them have jobs that their families depend on them to work. Some of them raise their siblings,” user Colterpierce wrote.
What do you think of Ms. Young’s policy? Would you want your children to have a teacher like her? Let us know in the comments.