Is homework falling out of favor?

09/22/2013 | Atlantic online, The

Jessica Lahey, a former teacher, is a homework critic who found herself continuing to assign after-school assignments -- in part, because it was a sign of academic rigor. Based on research and experiences of her fellow educators, Lahey in this commentary writes that she eventually transitioned away from homework, with her last holdout being reading assignments. Lahey writes that part of her decision to limit homework was based on the need for children to have time after school to "relax, play, be quiet and imagine."

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