The "No Homework" Policy
Just a few weeks ago, Brandy Young, a second grade teacher in Texas became one of the most popular teachers in the country when she sent a letter home to parents announcing that there’d be no homework in her class this year. Instead, she said her students should be spending their time playing outside and interacting with the families. The “no homework” movement is catching on nationwide, even here in DC where a school in Arlington is testing the idea that homework isn’t necessary. Joining us today was Ann Dolin, President of Educational Connections Tutoring, and author of the book "Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools and Solutions for Stress-Free Homework."