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Poll: Should parents have a say in how much homework their children get?

If the child is stressed by academics, should the parent say when enough is enough?

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LAST WEEK, A letter from a parent to a teacher received a lot of attention, with thousands of mothers and fathers agreeing with the writer’s sentiment that her child was getting way too much homework.

Bunmi Laditan from Quebec wrote to her daughter’s teachers questioning why she was having to complete up to three hours homework every night, even though she had been in school from 8.15am to 4pm.

She queried whether her 10-year-old should have to miss out on family time, play time and ‘downtime’. In the end, she decided her child would no longer do homework because she “needs to be a kid”.

What do you think? Should parents have a say in how much homework their children get? 

Poll Results:

Yes (4624)
No (3290)
I don't know (428)

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