Saturday, April 26, 2008

Homework détente

Oona over at Hopeless but not serious posted about Homework plagiarism. How much should parents help their child with homework?

It is no secret that I fall squarely in the camp of minimum involvement. But she makes some interesting counterarguments that hadn't occurred to me.

What if your child is the only one that is turning in her own work? What if she is being graded on a curve against the work of everyone else's parents? Do K-5 grades have any lasting impact upon one's life?

Clearly, we have a collective responsibility to practice homework détente.

Go over there and join the fray. And don't let the grammar police give you stage fright. :-)

1 comment:

  1. We obviously haven't had to deal with this yet, but I think I'm with you. What is the point of homework if I'm going to do it for her?

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