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Everyone always has that feeling of excitement when the teacher says there is going to be no homework , but you’re almost certain that you will be receiving it the following day. Have you ever dreamed about your teacher telling you that you won’t have homework for the rest of the year? Well, Brandy Young, a teacher, has made this dream a reality for her students. Young is a second grade teacher who sent out a letter to the parents of her students about her homework policy. The letter states that she has decided to try something new this year, which is basically saying the only homework the children will have is what they didn’t finish in class. She did some research and there was no proof that homework improves student performance. So, she stated in her letter to let your kids do the normal kid things, such as eating dinner with their family, playing outside, and going to sleep early.

The letter became publicly known, due to a student’s parent that posted the teacher’s letter on Facebook. Since being posted, the picture has received more than 68,000 shares. Many of the comments were very positive, but there was one parent who expressed her feelings very abruptly. All that Mrs. Brandy Young said about this whole situation is that, “[Students] work hard all day. When they go home, they have other concepts that they need to learn there. I’m trying to develop their whole personality; it’s not beneficial to go home and do pencil and paper work.” I imagine MANY students would agree wholeheartedly. 

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  1. Deegan Villanueva on January 25th, 2017 2:31 pm

    OMG I want this policy to be in every school!!! Great Story Nicole!! 🙂

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  2. Den Earl on March 13th, 2017 4:46 pm

    Yup, that is so true! I wholeheartedly agree with Mrs. Brandy Young! 😀

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