I am really impressed with our local elementary schools.
Our neighbor told me today that they got rid of homework. That’s right – no homework. Instead, the kids have 1 or 2 week-long projects they work on at home, that they get to choose (among a set of pre-determined options of course). And, how they present the final result is ultimately up to them.
When she told me this, I nearly fainted. And for a very short fleeting moment I thought about how that might be an OK school situation for our kiddos. I mean, homework is a BIG issue for us. And one of the reasons we aren’t sending our kids to school.
But, then, I came to my senses. We have LOTS of reasons why we don’t do the whole full-day, full-year school thing. But man, I have to say that I’m really impressed with our local elementary schools for dumping homework. If I could, I’d give our schools a high-five.