It's definitely not anything to argue over. I see others think along the same lines as me, as well as those who think like the original poster. To each their own, but won't be my personal policy I know. I think if this is a repeat offender child and a serious situation, I would make sure I put a note in the child's book bag, and if no response from the note call the child's parent in the afternoon to ask when a good time to talk or have a meeting would be about the situation. But for a one time or a here and there offense, it wouldn't be my reprimand for them not having it done, calling their home to inform their parent their homework wasn't done. I'd be willing to say in a lot situations the parent already knows. I think teachers and schools need to remember all the responsibilities and stresses families have now days. But anyway, "that's all I have to say about that", in the words of Forrest Gump, lol.