Primary school teacher Mrs Brandy Young has told parents that the students in her class would be trialling “something new” when it comes to homework.
The Texan teacher said work sent home would now only consist of the work students didn’t get time to finish in class that day, not additional work designed for after school.
Sending a note home with pupils to explain the new regime, Mrs Young said that: “Research has been unable to prove that homework improves student performance.”
“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 posted it on Facebook where it has since been re-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, and it seems the rest of the internet world agrees.
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.”