The Case Against Homework

By Sara Bennett, Nancy Kalish,

Book cover of The Case Against Homework: How Homework Is Hurting Our Children and What We Can Do about It

Book description

Does assigning fifty math problems accomplish any more than assigning five? Is memorizing word lists the best way to increase vocabulary—especially when it takes away from reading time? And what is the real purpose behind those devilish dioramas?

The time our children spend doing homework has skyrocketed in recent years.…

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Why read it?

1 author picked The Case Against Homework as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This oft-neglected topic deserves adult attention. Why are we burning out our kids with homework, especially if it’s not necessary? I love this honest, pull-back-the-wool book which debunks assumption after assumption as it delves into all the not-so-good reasons why we assign homework to kids from preschool to high school. The authors are smart and plucky. If you have school-age kids in your life, you owe it to them to read this book.

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