I will be starting my 3rd year of teaching 6th grade general ed. math. I've been at the same school for all 3 years. I teach at a school where parent involvement is minimal. Most parents don't answer the phone, or if we do make contact they say they'll help, but nothing happens. My first two years of homework hasn't gone well. By January, half the kids aren't doing homework (not just my class - ALL classes). We call parents, but nothing happens. I've tried "Oops I forgot my homework sheets", but so many kids weren't doing their homework that I was having to make copies every day. I've tried having kids glue their homework into their INB, but kids STILL lose the homework and don't do it. I've done weekly packets, but they still don't do it, or they lose it. My homework has been for a completion grade since the beginning, but that doesn't help. I'm thinking about taking homework off the table this year because it's not getting done. There have been days when only 4 or 5 students complete the work. My homework is even just for completion, but half the time I walk around, it's obvious students have rushed though it. This past year, I had two students who did NOTHING in any class, all year. We don't have a recess to take away or a "Homework hall". Would you continue to do homework in this school environment?