Parents call it a losing battle
School kids rejoice. A growing number of parents and educators are speaking out against homework.
They believe it's a losing battle over apathy and excuse-making, trying to force kids into doing something they don't want to.
University of Arizona Professor Etta Kralovec says we should allow kids to find what they're interested.
"Their own intellectual interest, their own artistic interest, that's how kids get excited about something, when they discover it on their own," Kralovec tells KTRH News. "They don't get excited over something that a teacher sends home and says now you have to do this tonight."
Inequality is the argument being made in France, where that country's president has proposed a ban on homework as part of his education reform policy.
"When you send homework home, you never really know who's done that homework, it could be a parent or a sibling," says Kralovec. "And, you never know what the resources are at home for a child to complete homework."
Hear the podcast with Matt Patrick and Houston's Morning News as he talks with Kralovec: