The lack of a homework policy in Glen Rock undermines the incredible work of our teachers and is counter-intuitive to our goal of promoting a complete life experience for our children.
Tuesday, February 19
[Editor's note: The following opinion article was submitted by Glen Rock parent Sean Brennan. Agree with Sean that a policy is needed? Disagree? Share your child's experience with homework loads in the comments below.] Remember those long nights of homework in 6th grade, working tirelessly from the moment you got home, taking only a short break to have a snack and eat dinner, before heading back to the books, finishing about 8:30 p.m? Those long hours of homework were repeated each weekday followed by another 5 hours on Saturday and Sunday working on special projects. Remember? Of course you don’t, since it never happened. But this is what our children are experiencing in 6th grade in Glen Rock Middle School and it is neither productive …
Lauren Miller, now a sophomore at Glen Rock High School, argues the level of homework given by teachers overloads students; says reduction or elimination of homework would benefit all parties
Thursday, March 8, 2012
[Editor's note: The following essay was submitted for publication by Lauren Miller, who wrote the essay while in 7th grade. Miller is a member of the "Race to Nowhere" Student Leadership Board and has plans to show the film at Glen Rock High School. The essay is unedited.] A young girl sits at her desk, reviewing her homework assignments for the evening. English: read three chapters and write a journal response. Math: complete 30 problems, showing all work. Science: do a worksheet, front and back. French: study vocabulary for tomorrow's test. It's going to be a long night. This describes a typical weeknight for students across the country. Now is the time to start a homework revolution. Do students in the United States receive too much …