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A few years ago, I wrote the original version of today’s Focus topic with the goal of reminding us all of the need for purposeful reinforcement at home of the principles and concepts that were being taught in the classroom each day at school. The notion of homework is fundamental in the classical Christian education concept. Since that Focus article was written, one of the mainstream shifts in public (and some private) education has been a groundswell of support for the argument to either substantially reduce or to eliminate entirely the concept of a teacher assigning homework to students.
In the midst of our busy-ness, this might at first glance appear to be reasonable (and attractive) given this age of family lifestyles that include a head-spinning amount of afternoon and evening activities crowded into an already full schedule. But I believe that it is further evidence of the shift our current culture has made toward academic apathy, and is in part attempting to place what should be a parental responsibility squarely on the shoulders of the school.Read the Blog