Sunday, May 27, 2007

The Case Against Homework

Boing Boing has a review of The Case Against Homework, which argues that homework is counterproductive. It posits that homework wastes time and stresses kids out, and is not significantly linked to any academic benefits. While I am not completely convinced (only mostly convinced) that the free form, do-what-you-want education endorsed by the Boing Boing reviewer is the most effective way to educate children, I think this is a great example of why parents should be able to send their kids wherever they want, and let their kids be taught however they think best. While some people will argue that parental school choice will mean society can't guarantee that all of our nation's youth receive the best possible education, forcing everyone to attend centrally administered public schools merely ensure no one does.


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