New York Elementary School Abolishes Homework

Public School 116 in New York has abolished the homework for the Pre-K through fifth grade students and giving them a playful environment.

The students are encouraged in physical activities, reading books and spending time with family.

The new approach has outraged some parents who are now thinking to pull their kids out.

The school claims that the traditional homework assignments have done no good to the learning process of kids and that it has some negative impacts like frustration, stress, fatigue, lost family time, and an aversion to an interest in learning.

“The topic of homework has received a lot of attention lately, and the negative effects of homework have been well established,” said Jane Hsu, the school's principal.

“They include: children’s frustration and exhaustion, lack of time for other activities and family time and, sadly for many, loss of interest in learning.”


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