Monday, March 12, 2007


Call to ban homework in public schools

‘A push is under way for Tasmania to become the first state or territory to ban homework in public schools.

Tasmanian State School Parents and Friends president Jenny Branch has begun a campaign to stop teachers setting homework in primary and high schools.

“I really want someone to show me homework is beneficial,” she said. “If it is not, I don’t think we should be having it.

“I don’t want to see kids coming home and doing useless homework. I want them outside playing.

“There are quite a few reports out there saying it might not be beneficial – so why are we doing it?”‘

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