“No homework” policy goes viral

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Fort Worth, Texas – A “no homework” policy reportedly written by a teacher is going viral.

The letter was originally posted on Facebook by a Fort Worth, Texas mom.  It describes a new homework policy that encourages families to spend time together instead of doing homework:

After much research this summer, I am trying something new. Homework will only consist of work that your student did not finish during the school day. There will be no formally assigned homework this year.

Research had been unable to prove that homework improves student performance. Rather, I ask that you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success. Eating dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early. 

The original Facebook post has been shared nearly 70,000 times.

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