Homework: Reconsidering its Purpose, Amount, and Weight

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To get a clearer understanding of this question, I recently read Dr. Cathy Vatterott’s engaging book, Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs. She addresses my concern about the utility of homework directly. “The attempts of researchers to answer that basic question have led to conclusions that are inconsistent at best and contradictory at worst,” she writes. “Instead of…