They were defensive at first and refused to believe the teacher’s assessment. But as a parent, it’s your job to help make it worthwhile.
But as their child went into the first grade and brought homework home and they saw it for themselves. “You’ve got to be ready to give guidance,” Cooper says.
The link between you and your kid’s school life is a big deal, and homework is that link.
Cooper says he heard it from a parent who found out their kid had a learning disability. Aliens in nearby galaxies probably have an inkling.
But, with the Internet being the Internet, misinformation spread quickly.
Cooper says that someone initially looked at his research and, without ever consulting him, homed in on one section of the study.
A kid who’s sitting at the kitchen table doing homework is a kid who’s fostering good life habits (and, probably doodling a whole lot).
And that’s one of the main reasons Cooper will always be on Team Homework.
"Homework has been a popular topic among education critics and would-be school reformers in recent years.
Comparisons of American schooling practices with those of Europe or Japan frequently conclude that American students do not do enough homework, and calls for more homework commonly appear in the literature of the back-to-basics movement and the school improvement movement, as well as in the school reform guidelines issued by various commissions and governmental agencies.