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Jul 27, 2017

Florida Banned Elementary School Homework And That Noise You Hear Is Kids Screaming

OK, a district in Florida. Still. NO HOMEWORK 4 LYFE.

In Marion County, Florida, elementary school students have suddenly found themselves homework-free. FOREVER.

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Superintendent Heidi Maier issued a countywide "no-homework" mandate that will affect 31 elementary schools, according to Marion County Public Schools spokesperson Kevin Christian.

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Maier also stated: “The research showed that students who are given homework do not perform better, or get better grades, than those who are not.”

The students of Marion County aren’t getting off totally scot-free, though, as 20 minutes of reading a night will still be expected.

Parents, teachers, and administrators nationwide have increasingly debated the merits of homework — and whether it helps or hurts students' progress.

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The reaction from parents and students in Marion County has been both positive and negative," Maier told the Chicago Tribune. We need to make our message clear and explain why this is beneficial."

  1. So what do you think parents? Should we all ban homework?

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    OMG YES. My kid's stress is stressing me out.
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    No, it helps reinforce what they learned that day!
  1. How about you, current students? Is there a benefit to homework?

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    Yes! I love homework! (Don't worry, it's anonymous.)
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    No! Homework stinks and worse words than that.

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