Trustees OK new homework guidelines for high schools
Original post made on Jan 2, 2009
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on Jan 2, 2009 at 8:19 am
I applaud your efforts to get the homework assignments under control. Unfortunately, I do not believe the schools/teachers will actually be able to collaborate to make it work. Our kid is in AP or Honors classes and he regularly has over 5 hours of homework a night - and has had 3 - 4 tests on the same day.
on Jan 2, 2009 at 9:17 am
I can "ditto" word for word Doug's comment. My daughter is also in AP and honors courses and had a ridiculous amount of homework during winter break. We had to schedule family time and make her take breaks. And yes, she routinely has multiple tests on the same day. My biggest complaint was the amount of work assigned over vacation.
on Jan 2, 2009 at 4:50 pm
I don't have high hopes that this plan will be implemented. Without my child even being in honors classes she has several hours of homework every night and that compounds when one or more teachers assign special projects. Weekly she has 3 tests on Friday, and many times more than that. In all fairness, I don't know how the teachers can coordinate their work loads and testing with all the various subjects the students take.