Alfie Kohn “The Homework Myth”

September 6th, 2006

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Every fall, it’s back-to-school for America’s kids — and back to the dreaded nighttime routine called homework. Even elementary school-age children have an hour or two of work every night, because, we’re told, that’s what will help them be competitive later on.

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But now Alfie Kohn turns all the conventional wisdom about homework completely upside down, and exposes how little actual value there is in forcing kids to take their schoolwork home. His new book is called “The Homework Myth.”

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