Let’s start by reviewing what we know from earlier investigations.[1] First, no research has ever found a benefit to assigning homework (of any kind or in any amount) in elementary school. In fact, there isn’t even a positive correlation between, on the one hand, having younger children do some homework (vs. none), or more (vs. less), and, on the other hand, any measure of achievement. If we’re making 12-year-olds, much less five-year-olds, do homework, it’s either because we’re misinformed about what the evidence says or because we think kids ought to have to do homework despite what the evidence says.
Merced River, Little Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park by SteveD. on Flickr.After this week, I would love to be able to just sit on one of those rocks for a few minutes of peace and quiet …

Merced River, Little Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park by SteveD. on Flickr.

After this week, I would love to be able to just sit on one of those rocks for a few minutes of peace and quiet …