I teach third grade in a school that is a very good sampling of all socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnic groups and so forth. I struggle on a day to day basis to get homework back completed and/or completed correctly. It isn't one specific group either. It could be any given kid on any given day. The homework is a review of the skill being taught in the classroom for that specific day. The child should be able to do the work in a short period of time, have it checked by the adult watching them in the afternoon, and return it the next day. Every day there seems to be several kids who just don't do the homework or does it, but does it in such a rush that it is all wrong. I have preached and preached, but nothing seems to help. Where am I going wrong? Our homework policy was discussed at Open House and I had a good turn out of parents too! Plus communication with parents is very high. Any suggestions welcome!