The students in Brandy Young’s second-grade class in Godley Independent School District, outside of Fort Worth, Texas, are some of the luckiest motherfuckers in America. Why? Because their teacher just banned homework.
That’s right. No homework. All frickin’ year.
Young announced the decision to parents in a letter after spending her summer off reviewing her standard teaching procedures.
Instead of forcing kids to do more work outside the classroom, she wants her students to eat meals with their family and go to bed.
Here’s her letter, posted by one of her student’s parents to Facebook.
After much research this summer, I am trying something new. Homework will only consist of work that your student did not finish during the school day. There will be no formally assigned homework this year.
Research has been unable to prove that homework improves student performance. Rather, I ask that you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success. Eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside and get your child to bed early.
Good. Great. Homework is stupid. I never once did my calculus homework and ain’t not no fucking dumber for that.
The school district superintendent, Rich Dear, agreed with the assessment that homework is nothing but bullshit, telling the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that it was silly to assign it.
“We’re not saying we are never going to assign homework, but we’re not going to assign it just for the sake of assigning it. We want to engage our kids and ignite their passions, not bore them with work they see has little meaning.”
Agreed. I’m ten years removed from my last ever homework assignment and I still hate the shit.
Let’s ban it everywhere.
[Via The Washington Post]