Does homework help or hinder young children?

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JIM CURRAN
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Does homework help or hinder young children?

Post by JIM CURRAN » Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:16 pm

Does homework help or hinder young children?

Reformers in the Progressive Era (from the 1890s to 1920s) depicted homework as a “sin” that deprived children of their playtime. Many critics voice similar concerns today.
Yet there are many parents who feel that from early on, children need to do homework if they are to succeed in an increasingly competitive academic culture. School administrators and policy makers have also weighed in, proposing various policies on homework.
So, does homework help or hinder kids?
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