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My daughter has just entered kindergarten, and apparently will have occasional homework. I've heard of other classrooms in our district that assign it regularly to kindergartners. I, for one, think this is kind of dumb, but understand the underlying reason: forcing parents to actually take responsibility for their children's education. (Or at least being marginally involved.)
So this article about an elementary school banning homework caught my eye. The gist is that instead of assigning homework to kids in elementary school, they instead urge them to play outside, read, play with parents, etc.
Anyway, I'd love to hear what you all think about this. I'm old school and didn't even go to pre-school (gasp!), and I think I mostly agree with this, especially for young kids like kindergartners.