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Old 09-07-2009, 11:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I was talking to my neighbor today. I really like her - her kids get along with my kids, and they have a pretty crunchy outlook that jibes well with ours. Her oldest is starting kindergarten this week, and we were talking about having to arrange times for our kids to play, now that school is starting. I said, "well, at least you won't have to worry about scheduling homework time for the kindergartner!" But then she told me that they had been told there would probably be "light homework" at least once a week, building up to more over the course of the year.

In kindergarten.

She and I have had conversations about the different education options available to us in this country, and how glad we are that different folks are allowed to proceed with their different strokes. So I was grateful that I managed to just say, "oh, okay," and move on with the conversation, rather than spouting off about The Homework Myth by Alfie Kohn, or the other studies and articles that indicate homework is likely of little or no value to most students, let alone kindergartners!

But then I had to come in here and vent, because my husband doesn't understand my dismay (he claims he's not surprised) and I have no other unschooling friends to talk to about this. Is homework now the norm in kindergarten??? Holy cow. I'm so grateful we don't have to be involved in that.
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Not only is it normal in K but it is sent home in Pre K as well.

 
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:50 PM
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I'm locking this thread because it's off-topic here. If you'd like to discuss homework in kindergarten, please repost in Learning at School.

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