I recently heard about a high school in Germany that is banning all homework for the next two years. This policy change sparked my interest a bit and I am curious what you all think about this idea.
Apparently, from what I have read, the high school already has extended hours and some websites even reported the students were in school until 6pm. Instead of having students do the extra individual work at home these schools are having them do the work at school.
Since a lot of students participate in extracurricular activities do you think this is a good idea? Would it be beneficial for students to be able to know once they leave the school doors they won’t have to do anymore work until tomorrow?
These students are in school for a longer day, however they do leave knowing that they have no extra work to do at home.
In France there is also a proposal to ban homework. A part of the article that struck me was when it mentioned, “This will give students a level playing field to be able to do homework in school.” It seems quite logical when I thought about that for a minute. Some students receive minimal to no support at home with their homework while others may have private tutors paid by their parents to help them.
What do you think?
Thank you for listening,