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Case Against Homework: How Homework Is Hurting Our Children and What We Can Do about It

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2006

    Let Children Play!

    'What can I say-- thank you, thank you so much Nancy Kalish for all the time and effort to produce The Case Against Homework. I hope every parent in America reads this book every teacher, principal and school administrator are confronted with its contents, and I wish very much that our children will FINALLY be allowed to play! ' Melinda S. Sothern, PhD Associate Professor, LSU Health Sciences Center, School of Public Health Co-author - 'Trim Kids' and Editor - 'Handbook of Pediatric Obesity: Clinical Management'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2006

    Escape from homework hell

    I love this book! First, it confirms what I've suspected for years even as I've watched my kids slave away each night at their homework and nagged them to continue: Homework actually backfires when it's piled on by the ton. The authors present much research to back this up, especially a review of 180 studies done by Duke University. It's very convincing. There is also some very helpful stuff on how to 'gently' let your kids teachers know about the research and lighten their loads. I recommend this to all the parents out there who want to restore some sense of balance to their kids' lives and their own. You'll never look at a sheet of 50 math problems the same way, and hopefully your child's teacher won't either.

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