A while ago, I started this thread ( http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/showthread.php?t=38321 ) about dealing with parents who want more homework. I never felt comfortable about assigning homework. I had my reasons and philosophy, which I shared on this thread. The main reason as to why I don't believe in assigning homework is that I don't know how much of it is being done by the parent. I don't feel like adding Detective to the long list things that I already have to do. Alright, so, just now, I was scanning my Instructor magazine when I found an article called, "The Homework Myth". This article discusses the reasons why homework should not be assinged. - "no evidence to demonstrate that homework benefits students below high school age" -"more homework isn't correlated with higher scores for children in elementary school" -"the only effect that does show up is less positive attitudes on the part of the kids who get more assingments" -"In high school, some studies do fine a relationship between homework and test scores, but it tends to be small. ...there's no reason to think that higher achievement is caused by the homework." -"No study has ever confirmed the widely accepted assumption that homework yields nonacademic benefits" Soooooo... what are your thoughts?