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  • Utah school apologizes for homework assignment to make propaganda poster for terrorist group

    11/20/2015 2:36:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Fox 13 Now ^ | 11/19/15 | Dora Scheidell
    SALEM, Utah -- Students in 9th grade at Salem Junior High School were given a homework assignment where they were told to draw a propaganda poster for a terrorist organization. After parents complained, the assignment was canceled. However, many students had already completed it, leaving some parents concerned about what they had been exposed to in the process. Annie Langston couldn't believe her 14-year-old daughter Mikalia was given the assignment. "My initial response was, 'there's no way you're going to do this assignment,'" Langston said.
  • Kids have three times too much homework, study finds; what's the cost?

    08/12/2015 9:35:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 12, 2015 | Kelly Wallace
    (CNN)—Nothing quite stresses out students and parents about the beginning of the school year as the return to homework, which for many households means nightly battles centered around completing after-school assignments. Now a new study may help explain some of that stress. The study, published Wednesday in The American Journal of Family Therapy, found students in the early elementary school years are getting significantly more homework than is recommended by education leaders, in some cases nearly three times as much homework as is recommended. The standard, endorsed by the National Education Association and the National Parent-Teacher Association, is the so-called...
  • School Bans “God” From Homework

    05/27/2015 10:21:18 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 26 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 24, 2015 | Tony Perkins.
    Mackenzie Fraiser may be a sixth grader, but she knows more about her constitutional rights than Somerset Academy. The Las Vegas school took a big gamble when it told a 12-year-old girl to drop God from a paper for leadership class — despite the Education Department’s own rules allowing it. For a project on self-esteem, Mackenzie wanted to use John 3:16 to explain how her faith affects her identity. Since she was required to include an “inspirational statement,” Mackenzie turned to what inspired her most: the Bible. Before she could finish, the teachers ordered her to strip any reference to...
  • Cheating 101: The college culture of cheating

    03/03/2015 4:54:27 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    KMTV Action 3 News ^ | Feb 20, 2015 | Emily Szink
    OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - According to a "U.S. News and World Report" around 75 percent of college students admit to cheating. And ever since the age of the Internet, cheating has gone high-tech. But now a website that is quickly gaining popularity makes it even easier to type in a URL, sit back and get an “A.” “It cost me about $20 to create the website and after my first week of launching the website I had already made $3000,” said the creator of, Jessica Mott. New York native Jessica Mott went from making $30 an hour tutoring, to...
  • Pushing back on homework: Tenafly parents protest the load, joining nationwide trend

    12/08/2014 6:45:47 PM PST · by SMGFan · 53 replies
    North Jersey,com ^ | December 8, 2014
    TENAFLY — Pressured by parents, school district officials are considering lowering the stress of homework with such measures as homework-free nights and vacations, and giving students more information about the demands they will face in choosing courses. The district also will organize workshops for parents on reducing children's stress. The measures are being taken after a group of high school parents confronted the school board, arguing that homework is wreaking havoc on their children's lives.
  • Growing Number of Schools Ban Homework to Lessen Stress

    09/22/2014 10:08:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Sep. 22 2014 4:18PM
    A growing number of schools across the country are banning after-school assignments to lessen stress on children and families. Some educators and parents say homework has become too time-consuming and support the lighter workload, but others are concerned it might hurt kids in the long run. …
  • Common Core Writing Assignment: Think Like a Nazi and Explain Why Jews Are Evil (Video)

    12/08/2013 10:01:31 PM PST · by servo1969 · 106 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-8-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Coming soon to a classroom near you… nazi jew homework A new Common Core writing assignment asks students to think like a Nazi and explain why Jews are evil. This story first broke back in April: The Times Union reported, via Poor Richard’s News: Think like a Nazi, the assignment required students. Argue why Jews are evil. Students in some Albany High School English classes were asked this week as part of a persuasive writing assignment to make an abhorrent argument: “You must argue that Jews are evil, and use solid rationale from government propaganda to convince me of your...
  • Copy machine reduces teacher workload by hand-grading student papers

    05/15/2013 9:09:38 AM PDT · by null and void · 12 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 5/15/13 | Nicolette Emmino
    If you think back to your school days, teachers often spent a lot of time grading your tests. What could they do if they weren’t consumed with this task? XEROX, the well-known company famous for its document management technologies, has unleashed software that can actually hand-grade student tests, homework, and even essays. This technology goes way beyond the fill-in-the-bubble tests you may already be familiar with. When confronted with developing a technological solution that would help increase the amount of individual attention teachers could give their students (especially with tight budgets and large class sizes), researchers at the XEROX Research Center Webster...
  • The French Great Socialist Revolution Will Be Homework-Free, And Very, Very Cold

    10/19/2012 9:09:17 AM PDT · by Snuph · 9 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/19/2012 | Tyler Durden
    Whereas some may have welcomed the latest development in the Great French Socialist Revolution chronicles, primarily those 8-16 year olds who would directly benefit from president Francois Hollande's attempt to capture the vote of those still ineligible to actually vote, by promising to do away with homework (because it encourages "inequality" as homework apparently "favors the wealthy"), everyone else saw right through it for the sad attempt at populism it was. Luckily, the impact of this idiotic policy, if it were to actually pass, would not be visible for at least a decade at which point French society would be...
  • French President Hollande vows to ban homework as part of 'education reforms'

    10/17/2012 7:33:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Times of India ^ | 10/17/2012
    French President Francois Hollande has vowed to ban homework as part of wide-ranging reforms to the country's education system. Hollande has expressed worries over the fact that privileged children benefit from parental assistance on take-home assignments and that disadvantaged children do not have support at home. "An education program is, by definition, a societal program. Work should be done at school, rather than at home," the New York Daily News quoted Hollande, as saying. According to a report by France 24, Hollande's extensive education reform plans also include increasing financial aid while combating truancy. He also intends to provide incentives...
  • French president pushing homework ban as part of ed reforms

    10/16/2012 2:26:08 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | OCTOBER 15 2012 | Valerie Strauss
    French President Francois Hollande has said he will end homework as part of a series of reforms to overhaul the country’s education system. And the reason he wants to ban homework?  He doesn’t think it is fair that some kids get help from their parents at home while children who come from disadvantaged families don’t. It’s an issue that goes well beyond France, and has been part of the reason that some Americans oppose homework too. Hollande’s reform plans include increasing the number of teachers, moving the school week from four days to 4 1/2 days, overhauling the curriculum and...
  • Here's the real truth on homework

    03/28/2012 5:55:30 AM PDT · by jda · 88 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 28 March 2012 | Lisa Power
    Research reveals primary school homework offers no real benefit - and only limited results in junior high school. Only senior students in Years 11 and 12 benefit from after-school work, associate professor Richard Walker said. "What the research shows is that, in countries where they spend more time on homework, the achievement results are lower," Dr Walker, from Sydney University's Education Faculty, said. "The amount of homework is a really critical issue for kids. If they are overloaded they are not going to be happy and not going to enjoy it. There are other things kids want to do that...
  • Vanity: Are you smarter than a 7th grader? (Need help with my kid's algebra homework)

    01/18/2012 6:08:38 PM PST · by Maceman · 58 replies
    The problem is: 3-4x = 6X+13 Can someone (please) demonstrate how to solve this? (I always was terrible at math). Thanks.
  • 'If Fred Got Two Beatings Per Day…' Homework Asks

    01/07/2012 10:33:54 PM PST · by Altariel · 126 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | January 7, 2012 | Olivia Katrandjian
    Third graders in in Gwinnett County, Ga., were given math homework Wednesday that asked questions about slavery and beatings. Christopher Braxton told ABC News affiliate WSB-TV in Atlanta that he couldn't believe the assignment his 8-year-old son brought home from of Beaver Ridge Elementary school in Norcross. "It kind of blew me away," Braxton said. "Do you see what I see? Do you really see what I see? He's not answering this question." The question read, "Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?" Another math problem read, "If Frederick...
  • Los Angeles gives up on homework

    06/27/2011 8:13:40 AM PDT · by van_erwin · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 27, 2011 | Howard Blume
    Vanessa Perez was a homework scofflaw. The Marshall High School senior didn't finish all of it — largely because she worked 24 hours a week at a Subway sandwich shop. Alvaro Ramirez, a junior at the Santee Education Complex, doesn't have his own room and his mother baby-sits young children at night. "They're always there and they're always loud," he said, explaining his challenges with homework. The nation's second-largest school system has decided to give students like these a break. A new policy decrees that homework can count for only 10% of a student's grade. Critics — mostly teachers —...
  • NASA Questionnaire (Homework Help)

    11/28/2010 11:14:24 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 57 replies
    November 28, 2010 | Pan_Yan's Daughter
    My daughter is taking a survey for her fourth grade science class. She needs 50 people to answer the following YES/NO questions: 1. Was sending a human to the Moon a good thing? 2. Should NASA build a space station as part of an international project with other countries? 3. Do you think NASA should send astronauts to Mars? 4. Was sending a chimpanzee to space a good idea? 5. Is ending the Space Shuttle program a good idea?
  • Is Family Tree Homework An Invasion Of Privacy?

    11/19/2010 3:48:58 PM PST · by Califreak · 42 replies · 1+ views
    General | 11/19/10 | Myself
    How do you feel about "family tree" homework? My kids have had to do this repeatedly. To me, this seems like something that should be done at home on one's own time.
  • 5th Grade Math Help

    09/15/2010 8:41:36 PM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 67 replies · 1+ views
    CA State Approved 5th Grade Math | Sep 15, 2010 | Me
  • Still Life of Mind

    08/05/2010 11:09:05 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 5, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    With all of the courses that have the word “studies” attached to them, you would think that students are actually doing more studying. Au contraire mon ami. “In 1961, the average full-time student at a four-year college in the United States studied about twenty-four hours per week, while his modern counterpart puts in only fourteen hours per week,” Philip Babcock, Mindy Marks of the American Enterprise Institute found. “Students now study less than half as much as universities claim to require.” “This dramatic decline in study time occurred for students from all demographic subgroups, for students who worked and those...
  • GLENN BECK's Homework: "Philip Dru Administrator: a Story of Tomorrow 1920 - 1935"

    05/27/2010 1:14:26 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 12 replies · 1,210+ views and Glenn Beck ^ | 1911 and re-released "July 17, 2006" | Col. Edward Mandell House
    At the end of Glenn Beck's show on Fox News on May 26, 2010, he told us to find and read "Philip Dru: Administrator". This is a link to that story, so we can compare it with what Obama, ( read Barack Obama: Administrator. A History of Today. ) will do next. The book was written by Col. Edward Mandell House "Blueprint for Tyranny". Though Philip Dru: Administrator is written in the form of a novel to make it more acceptable to the general public, it is a blueprint for the radical socialist revolution that occurred in the United States...
  • Somebody, Please Explain this Phenomenon

    11/05/2009 10:05:16 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 16 replies · 1,002+ views
    Thursday, November 5, 2009 | cc
    Pretty sure I'm not the first to have noticed this: OK, you want buy something to read, a magazine - cost is, say, $2.50. How much time do you spend researching possible choices? A few minutes? Now you have to buy something that costs $50 (20 times more) - say, an MP3 player. How much time do you spend researching these possible choices? More, right? Of course, you're parting with more money. So you spend 20X more time researching - say, 40 minutes in total. Now a $1000 TV - another 20-fold increase. More research than for an MP3 player?...
  • Homework: Damned if you do, Damned if you dont ( Institutional K-12 Schooling)

    06/27/2009 12:11:52 PM PDT · by wintertime · 89 replies · 1,760+ views ^ | June 27, 2009 | Alan Haskvitz
    Outside of dealing with parents whose children can do no wrong there is probably no more contentious issue between a parent and school than homework assignments. The issue is clouded with research that indicates that proves that homework hurts students, doesn’t make any difference, helps students, or all of the above. In other words there clearly is no final word on the benefits or harm done by asking a student to work outside of school. The reason that homework has been an issue may not have anything to do with education, but with power. Who controls a student’s time? Is...
  • Homework As an Option?

    04/21/2009 6:04:14 AM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 28 replies · 852+ views
    The Intelligencer (Wheeling, WV) ^ | April 21, 2009 | ART LIMANN
    MOUNDSVILLE - Days of lugging home heavy backpacks filled with textbooks could soon be over for students in Marshall County, where school officials may stop requiring them to complete their homework. Bonnie Ritz, director of curriculum and instruction, said administrators have discussed a policy that would not penalize students for failing to do their homework. The idea is that students who do their homework would improve their grades, but students not doing the work would not see grades suffer as a result. She said the concept grew out of concerns that some students in the county don't have sufficient help...

    04/01/2009 3:30:49 AM PDT · by freedom4me · 5 replies · 243+ views
    4-1-09 | freedom4me
    During the first few weeks of Obama's presidency, someone on FR posted a daily list of Obama's executive orders, bills signed, proposed policies, etc. Does anyone know if that is an ongoing feature. I need an overview, listing of policies BO has set forth since his inauguration for a school project. Thank you.
  • UK students outsource IT coursework to India

    06/26/2008 1:21:30 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 9 replies · 101+ views ^ | 25 June 2008
    UK IT students are hiring coders in India to complete their coursework for as little as £5 a go. A-level and university pupils are logging onto computer coding websites and farming out their work to foreign IT graduates. Academics at Birmingham City University have detected 1,000 students cheating worldwide since they began monitoring the websites in 2004. The majority of these students are studying an IT-related course and about one third are from the UK. Students contract their work to the lowest bidder, with prices ranging from £5 for simple undergraduate coursework, to £100 for postgraduate dissertations. Birmingham City computing...
  • No Homework Rules

    01/31/2008 9:17:14 AM PST · by bs9021 · 43 replies · 168+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 31, 2008 | Deborah Lambert
    No Homework Rules by: Deborah Lambert, January 31, 2008 Remember the brouhaha that erupted over “high stakes” testing in education a few years ago? According to author/radio host Charles Sykes, that was nothing compared to the current outrage being expressed over what is being called “excessive” children’s homework. What’s really amazing, says Sykes, is that the most vocal protesters in this war on homework aren’t some pointy headed “educrats,” but the parents. Columnists like Wall Street Journal columnist Jeff Opdyke who tackle this subject can expect a blizzard of emails from parents who blame an overdose of homework for an...
  • Beaten By Teacher, Boy Prepares For Third Surgery (Student Beaten By Madrassa Teacher)

    12/06/2007 6:17:16 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies · 433+ views
    DNA - Daily News & Analysis ^ | Thursday, December 06, 2007 | PTI
    Beaten by teacher, boy prepares for third surgery PTI Thursday, December 06, 2007 18:46 IST ISLAMABAD: A 13-year-old Pakistani boy who was beaten by his teacher for not completing his homework is preparing to undergo a third surgery. Mudassar Aslam, a Class IX student of Himayatul Islam High School in Hyderabad, has already undergone two major intestinal surgeries after his teacher beat him. Aslam was rushed to Liaquat University Hospital on November 21 after he complained of severe abdominal pain. His teacher, Buland Iqbal, trashed him with a stick after tying him up. The boy said, "I was beaten with...
  • Council Member Calls for Limits On Homework

    11/28/2007 7:49:40 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 54 replies · 146+ views
    nysun ^ | 11/28/07 | GRACE RAUH
    Amid growing calls for higher education standards, a City Council member is urging the Department of Education to limit the amount of homework teachers assign students each night. Peter Vallone Jr., who represents parts of Queens, said his two daughters are routinely swamped with homework and stuck at home, slogging through it. "As a parent, I have been unable to have fun with my kids. We can't go for bike rides. We can't go to the park. We can't go to the museum, and that's not fair," he said.
  • Bookbags could bring something worse than homework -- chronic pain

    11/13/2007 4:47:43 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies · 51+ views
    The Greenville Index Journal ^ | November 12, 2007 | Jennifer Colton
    Most students carry a backpack, but for some, that necessary action can have lasting health effects. “Children come in here on a daily basis complaining about back pain, shoulder pain, and I have all these pain medicines to prove it,” said Andell Q. Brown, an RN and school nurse at Northside Middle School. “I have a little boy who comes in here who is 64 pounds. We weighed his backpack one day, and it was 21 pounds.” An Aug. 8 article by the American Physical Therapy Association -- based on studies on students in pre-kindergarten through ninth grade and college...
  • Police: Father Beat Son for Taking Too Long to Do Homework

    10/25/2007 12:34:14 PM PDT · by Santa Fe_Conservative · 71 replies · 86+ views
    FAIRFIELD, Conn (AP) -- A father became so angry with his 13-year-old son for taking too long to do homework that he tied him up in their basement and beat him with a 2-by-4 until it broke, local police say. David Rodriguez, 41, of Fairfield, was charged with second-degree assault, first-degree unlawful restraint and risk of injury to a minor. He was arrested in Norwalk on Tuesday, the day after the alleged beating, as he prepared to leave the state, police said. "This case goes far beyond parental discipline and is more in the realm of a degrading and brutal...
  • Remodeling homework (Children Manumitted From Homework)

    09/16/2007 7:48:07 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 28 replies · 727+ views
    LA Times ^ | 16 September 2007 | Randye Hoder
    ...But here's the funny thing: Neither could I. Last year, in third grade, as Nathaniel's homework mounted to more than an hour a night, we found ourselves locked in constant combat. I begged, pleaded, cajoled and screamed for him to finish. Sometimes I even resorted to bribing him. He procrastinated, whined, cried and did everything he could to resist. Very quickly, his homework became the most stressful part of my day. Making matters worse, I couldn't help but wonder: How valuable is this stuff? Many of the exercises that came home -- endless packets asking the kids to find misspelled...
  • Video games rob reading, homework time: U.S. study

    07/03/2007 11:58:43 PM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 11 replies · 371+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Mon Jul 2, 4:25 PM ET | By Julie Steenhuysen
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Boys who play video games on school days spend 30 percent less time reading and girls spend 34 percent less time doing homework than those who do not play such games, U.S. researchers said on Monday. But they said video games do not appear to interfere significantly with time spent with family and friends. "Gamers did spend less time reading and doing homework. But they didn't spend less time interacting with their parents or their friends, nor did they spend less time in sports or active leisure activities," said Hope Cummings of the University of Michigan, whose...
  • Homework Help RE:Reagan v Soviet Union

    04/22/2007 8:06:11 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 24 replies · 389+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 4/22/07 | self
    Need some help with a Western Civ. paper I'm writing. It's over a book on the fall of the Soviet Union and it is really a Liberal piece of sh--- er, crap. It focuses on the economic ruin and corruption and completely discounts the Political roles of Reagan, Thatcher and Pope John Paul. In fact, it limits Reagan's contributions to one sentence stating that his "anti-communist speech did little to help things and caused the hardliners to move even further away from Glasnost". It's one of those "Socialism would have worked if it wasn't for the corrupt politicians" view points....
  • China: Boy runs away from homework (thousands of miles away)

    02/13/2007 8:54:13 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 491+ views
    Ananova ^ | 02/12/07
    Boy runs away from homework A 10-year-old boy stowed away on a train and ran away from home in China - because he had too much homework. Xu Zhiqiang, 10, from Cili town, Hunan province, ended up thousands of miles away from home, reports Information Times.He said he could not cope with the amount of homework he was expected to complete during the one month winter holiday.Xu said: "Each of us has to finish two thick books of homework. Take the mathematics homework as an example, it has 100 pages with all kinds of questions."To make matters worse, Xu's...
  • Homework, Part II: Why Do We Still Get Homework?

    10/06/2006 7:12:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 153 replies · 2,060+ views
    The Ornery American ^ | 9-24-06 | Orson Scott Card
    Many who admit that homework is probably academically worthless in the elementary grades and not very helpful in high school still think kids should have it because: 1. It gets parents involved in their kids' education.This implies that the homework isn't for the kids, it's for the parents. In other words, the school feels they have a right to assign parents to spend time doing worthless assignments with their children. But what exactly are we doing when we're "involved" in our kids' homework? Either we're not needed, because the kids can do it fine without us, or we are needed,...
  • Homework, Part I - The Worst Job in the World

    10/05/2006 2:02:08 AM PDT · by Mr170IQ · 117 replies · 2,253+ views
    The Ornery American ^ | Sept. 17, 2006 | Orson Scott Card
    Civilization WatchFirst appeared in print in The Rhinoceros Times, Greensboro, NC By Orson Scott Card September 17, 2006 Homework, Part I The Worst Job in the World What if you had a really lousy job? You're only employed for seven hours a day, but you have to ride the bus for half an hour each way. While you're there, they only let you go to the bathroom at certain times. You only have ten minutes to get from one work station to another, and somehow you also have to use the toilet and get your new work materials from a...
  • Son Gets Marijuana for Doing Homework

    09/12/2006 11:14:43 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 167 replies · 2,689+ views ^ | 9 12 06 | Associated Press
    GETTYSBURG, Pa. - A woman admitted to smoking marijuana daily with her 13-year-old son to reward him for completing his homework. Amanda Lynn Livelsberger, 30, pleaded guilty to several charges Monday and will be sentenced Nov. 27. Livelsberger, of Conewago Township, admitted in Adams County court that she had been smoking marijuana with her son since he was 11, and that she often gave it to him as a reward. The boy told police that he was required to do his homework as soon as he got home from school, and then was allowed to smoke marijuana with his mother,...
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • Oh No, Not More Homework!

    01/16/2006 5:06:02 PM PST · by SpaceDragon · 9 replies · 420+ views
    For a homework assignment I must interview someone who has the same career I would desire. The career I chose was writer, however, I chose that career because I have genuine interest in it. I've written poetry, short stories, and a play before. So if there is a FReeper out there who could please spare some time for my 15-question interview, then please FReepmail me. Thank you in advance.
  • A little help needed here for a school project

    11/14/2005 4:38:45 PM PST · by roostercogburn · 68 replies · 1,008+ views
    My 14 year old son has been given a project to design a memorial to the fallen soldiers of the Iraq war. It must be designed as though it will be built on the Mall in Washington D.C. which means it must follow the same design restrictions that applied to the Vietnam Memorial. It must Honor the memory of those who served and those who gave their lives. Be harmonious with the Mall and its surroundings. Somehow fit into the "historic continuity" of American art. Be durable, buildable and not hard to maintain. Please , any ideas would be appreciated.
  • Homework Help

    09/14/2005 3:46:01 PM PDT · by Samwise · 64 replies · 800+ views
    9/14/05 | self
    Based on the following observations, identify the object whose properties are being described. This object is about 15 centimeters in length and its diameter is 1.5 centimeters. It has a cylindrical shape. The object has many shades of purple that combine to form a swirling pattern like a piece of marble. It smells like wood and sweaty hands. It has a smooth texture. When it is tapped on a desk, it makes a noise like a drum. What is it?
  • Suburban high schools try to ease up on teen stress

    08/01/2005 6:15:35 AM PDT · by cloud8 · 25 replies · 609+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 31, 2005 | Anand Vaishnav, Globe Staff
    ...The tension builds through the school year, whether students or their teachers cause it. This year, Wellesley High said: Enough. When students head back to class next month, they will no longer get homework during April vacations -- and possibly during winter break... Some may call it coddling. But Wellesley parents and teachers say the changes could give students a better-balanced, healthier lifestyle during high school. From "stress reduction committees" to yoga in gym class, Wellesley, Needham, Wayland, and other high- achieving schools in affluent suburbs are trying to cut their groggy students some slack. They say they recognize that...
  • Judge Tosses Out Teen's Homework Lawsuit

    03/10/2005 8:17:22 AM PST · by Cagey · 16 replies · 664+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3-10-2005
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A judge has tossed out a Wisconsin high school student's lawsuit asking for summers free of homework and may order him to pay the state's costs, court officials said on Wednesday. Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Richard Sankovitz on Tuesday called 17-year-old Peer Larson's suit frivolous and said his complaint should be directed at the school board. The Wisconsin attorney general's office may ask the judge to order Larson to pay the state's court costs. Larson, of Hales Corners, Wisconsin, had asked that the state schools superintendent on down to his local school district and math teacher be...
  • The Bible as Literature

    03/07/2005 8:51:59 AM PST · by hmmmmmmmmmmm · 173 replies · 1,986+ views
    The Holy Bible NIV | 1989
    Psalms 1 1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners. 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. 4 Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly...
  • No Homework? Students Could End Up In Court

    01/27/2005 2:33:00 PM PST · by KidGlock · 81 replies · 1,130+ views
    WFTV ^ | 1/27/05
    No Homework? Students Could End Up In Court New Policy For Habitual Offenders POSTED: 12:20 pm EST January 27, 2005 DELTA, Ohio -- Some northwest Ohio middle school students who don't do their homework could find themselves in front of a judge. School officials in the Pike-Delta-York district have enacted a new homework policy that they say is aimed at a small group of students who routinely miss assignments. A student who habitually fails to turn in homework can be suspended for three days. Principal Dennis Ford said a second offense could lead to the student being declared unruly for...
  • Homework is history, head tells pupils

    01/20/2005 9:13:17 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 25 replies · 663+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 21/01/2005 | John Clare
    All 12-year-olds at a comprehensive will be told today that homework is being scrapped because teachers have better things to do than mark it. Dr Patrick Hazlewood, the head teacher of St John's in Marlborough, Wilts, who has already scrapped subject teaching, will not put it quite like that, of course. He will tell them that, to make their schooling more "relevant to life in the 21st century", they are to be given responsibility for "managing their own learning". Parents, who were told on Monday, are confused because, according to school policy, "regular homework is an essential element of learning...
  • Homework during summer vacation prompts lawsuit

    01/20/2005 5:10:29 AM PST · by Obadiah · 142 replies · 2,153+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal ^ | Jan. 19, 2005 | JAMAAL ABDUL-ALIM
    In an effort to teach educators a lesson about the importance of summer vacation, a Whitnall High School student and his father have filed a lawsuit against the boy's math teacher that seeks to bar teachers from requiring homework over the summer. In the lawsuit, 17-year-old Peer Larson and his father, Bruce Larson of Hales Corners, argue that school officials have no legal authority to make students do homework over the summer because the state-required 180-day school year is over. "It is poor public policy," Bruce Larson argues in the lawsuit. "These students are still children, yet they are subjected...
  • Robert E. Lee

    12/10/2004 8:34:36 AM PST · by BluAngel · 127 replies · 2,113+ views
    I need info. for a report that i have to do this month on Robert E. Lee. I have to wirte at least 1 page on him so any info. at all will be very helpful
  • Parents have to teach their kids at home, imagine that?

    11/13/2004 4:04:54 PM PST · by Marinefamilyx3 · 309 replies · 3,318+ views
    Hendersonville Times News ^ | 11/13/2004 | Mandy Bisland
    To The Editor: I have a daughter in first grade in Henderson County schools. She gets off the bus at 4 p.m., dinner around 5:30, and bath/bed by 8 p.m. That in itself is a busy enough night. But she has spelling words (writing 10 words five times each), reading a book (first grade, 100 words), nursery rhyme, memorization goals. Where does family time, playtime, or just sit and stare time go? And then there are families with multiple children in school. And you can forget it if they participate in Scouts, dance, sports. There's just no time! We spend...
  • Interest in Military Nursing/Help Needed (Uber-Vanity)

    10/11/2004 8:43:32 PM PDT · by Tuba-Dude · 28 replies · 561+ views
    I guess it would be for the best for me to first introduce my situation: at the moment, I'm a high school senior and currently in the running for the Navy Nursing Option ROTC Scholarship (as a matter of fact, my interview is tomorrow). I was wondering if anyone could offer advice on how to get myself prepared before going into college so as to get a good hold as to what I'll need to do to pursue a degree (and, later, a career) in nursing. Secondly, I am currently doing a school report on military nursing. The Senior Project,...