Homework is under attack today because it is accused of being inequitable (“Schools Are Ditching Homework, Deadlines in Favor of ‘Equitable Grading’” The Wall Street Journal, Apr. 27). But the only reason that homework should be criticized is that too often it is merely busywork.
When homework is properly designed, it reinforces classroom instruction. When I was in high school, the homework assigned by my Spanish teacher was a great aid in clarifying the past day’s instruction and preparing for the next day’s.
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