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Tackling the homework vs. no homework debate

Whether you’re an elementary or high school teacher, you’ve likely confronted the debate of homework vs. no homework. You weigh the benefits of assigning homework, but consider the growing demands on families and kids as well.


In the inaugural issue of ISTA’s Advocate magazine, two teachers discuss their approach to homework. 

“I believe it does help strengthen that connection between home and school.”Becky Butler, kindergarten and first-grade teacher, Brownsburg

“Instead of homework, I challenged the parents in my class to start reading together as a family on a regular basis.”Erica Fitzgerald, second-grade teacher, Noblesville

Read the full article in the Advocate – arriving in your mailbox Jan. 27 – Feb. 3.

Weigh in on the debate. Watch for a Twitter poll @ISTAmembers during the week of Jan. 29.