Amid Growing Debate About Homework, One School Bans It
“We want kids to go home tired; we want their brains to be tired,” Jackie Glasheen, principal of the school, whose kindergarten through 8th-grade students are nearly all poor and Hispanic, told ABC News. At home, she said, “we want them to engage with their families, talk about their school days and go to bed.”
In reality, the prime impetus for the anti-homework movement is social justice, that NAM students have horrible home lives.
“We want their brains to be tired.” Work that is mentally taxing is also physically taxing.