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October 13, 2015

Globe & Mail Article on Homework: How much is too much?

Excerpt from the Globe & Mail article by Marlene Habib, published on September 23, 2015: 

Toronto mining company executive David Bryson can well understand why his three children often like to relax after a full day of classes before hitting their homework.

“My wife [Caron] and I try to give the kids some discretion to decide when they want to tackle the homework, because sometimes they feel they need a bit of time to unwind when they come home from school; I know I feel the same way when I get home from work,” says Mr. Bryson. Their son Cian is a Grade 6 student at Royal St. George’s College for boys, and daughters Daragh and Criona are in Grades 8 and 5, respectively, at The Linden School for girls. The Brysons are among families giving more thoughtful consideration to homework demands, as questions mount over how much and what type should be assigned to students – if at all. Read more...

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