A primary school teacher has won the hearts of children, and some parents, everywhere after she sent a note home detailing her ‘New Homework Policy’.
Mrs Brandy Young told parents that the students in her class would be trialling “something new” when it came to homework.
The Texan teacher said work sent home would only consist of the work students didn’t get to in class that day, not additional work stacked on top.
She used the note to explain her reasoning.
“Research has been unable to prove that homework improves student performance,” says Mrs Young. “Rather, I ask that you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success. Eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early.”
When parent Samantha Gallagher got the note out of her daughter’s school bag last week she was so touched she shared it on Facebook where it has been shared over 70 thousand times.
Ms Gallagher aptly captioned: “Brooke is loving her new teacher already!”
Many have come out in praise of the teacher’s new rules.
One top comment on Facebook read:
“This is so awesome as it demonstrates how many parents and teachers would support this kind of policy! Especially for kids in Elementary school. It prioritizes family time and youth activity! I feel 8 hrs a day in school for kids this age is enough.”