A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library. ~Shelby Foote

Monday, September 25, 2006

Yeah, What He Said

As is often the case, Orson Scott Card's most recent column is DOBA. My daughter just started third grade and I am surprised, and somewhat discouraged, by the amount of homework she is getting assigned. Spelling (I can see that one-- spelling is, in large measure, repetition), math, reading, writing. Plus occassional extra bits.

Now, she is in the excelerated learning school, so I expect a bit more homework than I had as a kid, but I don't really recall having much of any in third grade. Maybe I blocked it out, but I do think there is a danger to over-assigning homework, particularly before 5th or 6th grade.


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