Homework ban irks some parents | Joanne

Banning homework for elementary school kids has divided parents, reports Kyle Spencer in the New York Times.

Public School 11, a prekindergarten through fifth-grade school in Manhattan, now encourages students to read and provides a website with tips for parents on after-school activities.

Some parents are happy their children have more time and less stress. But not everyone.

. . . Ashley Sierra, an executive assistant and a single mother with three children at the school, said the policy had created an unwelcome burden on her and other less affluent families that could not afford…

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