Ban Bad Homework

My latest post is up at Authentic Education, responding to the prompt, “Should homework be banned?” I respond (unsurprisingly) along the lines of, “No, but …. ”

So ban the homework assigned because a teacher couldn’t manage her class (“Okay … okay, everyone … listen up … take the rest of this home for homework.”) or because a teacher couldn’t make something meaningful out of the full class period (” … tell you what, I’ll let you start early on tonight’s homework.”).

Holler back over there.

[Update: Dana Huff throws down the gauntlet and Alfie Kohn (!) picks it up.]

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