Don’t agree. This teacher is correct. No stats have proven homework helps a child at all.
Kids don’t NEED homework. Whatever they need to know should be taught in the classroom. If they can’t keep up in class it’s a problem that needs to be resolved by interventions other than homework.
And for middle school and high school students, only special projects should be homework, like research papers. And reading ahead so discussion can happen in class. Not diagramming sentences or doing 25 math problems or writing down the answers to the questions in the science book, which all can be done on the board in class.
It depends on whether you are just trying to let them pass, or if you are trying to build students with study habits that will be needed later in school, and on into adulthood. More complicated subjects require more practice to master.
Like I said, for a 2nd or 3rd grade level, hers is a good policy. Later, not so much.
DEE, "Kids don’t NEED homework."
Agreed. The single most important thing a child needs to be educated is a love of learning. Kids are naturally curious and only need an example (from the parents) to develop into learning sponges.
August 23, 2016 at 11:41am
It is work done at home. It is homework.
 August 23, 2016 at 11:40am
Wonder how long it will be before she gets called on the carpet for that stunt.
In some school districts, mine included, teachers are told to give a certain amount of work each night to equal 1 hour for little kids, 2 for older, 4 for highschool. They HAVE to do it. So smarter kids get done sooner, not so smart kids work all frikkin night and still don’t get done. Many teachers hate it and try to find ways around it. My mom would assign fun things like dioramas, and give them weeks to get it done.
 August 23, 2016 at 11:35am
I can’t support that, unless it is groups that the USA is officially at war with. Otherwise, “similar groups” could end up being the “radical” tea party.
Good catch. Be wary of any plan which could fall under the 'slippery slope' category.
 August 23, 2016 at 11:34am
 August 23, 2016 at 11:31am
IN NJ you will be arrested if you bring a gun to a knife fight.
[-2] August 23, 2016 at 11:30am
 August 23, 2016 at 11:29am
I guess we have to wait for the crime. Thought crime arrests are not allowed.
However, I think we could consider American at war with the ideology of ISIS and not allow him back in the country due to that.
What would have happened in 1942 someone was caught trying join the Nazi's? The only difference is now,is our 'leaders' do have the sand to do what's needed.
 August 23, 2016 at 11:27am
Um, you did mention race.
“I’m just tossing this out there for all the racists here that salivate at the thought of a black person committing a crime”
So you made it about race and not beliefs or religion or culture.
 August 23, 2016 at 11:24am
It means allah is great.
 August 23, 2016 at 11:21am
OK. Wiseone. You know all of the bible? This is not a holy roller thing. He is talking about the very end, when Jesus returns again, and He is going to shout.
Go read 1 Thesselonians 4:13-18, part of which says, ” For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout”
 August 23, 2016 at 11:16am
No irony. My Christian beliefs obtained from the bible and theology tell me that man is born to die once and then be judged. There is no more than one life. There is no reincarnation.
Why do I have to continue listening to the “wisdom” of someone who shows he doesn’t line up with what I believe? Why do you people act like it is stupid to not buy into something I think is wrong? I can get along with diversity but I don’t have to believe anything I don’t want.
 August 23, 2016 at 11:12am
Zola. Just think about this. It is not a belief of mine unless I think it is true. Otherwise I would not believe it. It would be false to me, and not a belief. Therefore, how can I even have my own belief if I think everyone else’s beliefs are true? This is impossible. A belief about a particular thing or in something automatically means other beliefs that are at odds with mine cannot be true. They can’t all be true.
Note, I am not talking about a specific belief, I am trying to logically explain to you how a person can belief they are right and others are wrong.
August 23, 2016 at 11:04am
He said “I came down”, not “I was coming down”. Big difference.
Take it from someone who deals with addicts on a regular basis, his story is bs. For a hardcore meth user, coming down is a process that takes up to 24 hrs.....and then they usually crash.
Not that it matters, at this point. Let him ride Ol' Sparky......lethal injection is too good for him.
 August 23, 2016 at 10:28am
Everyone who abuses drugs is looking for the feeling of the first high. Due to how our brains work, the first high cannot be reproduced but people keep chasing it anyway. Some people, for various reasons, want the feeling the drug of their choice gives them..
 August 23, 2016 at 10:27am
Drugs is not a defense for murder, but meth makes you crazy.
 August 22, 2016 at 3:09pm
I don’t like that the title calls these protestors armed. It makes it seem like they want to shoot someone, like an armed suspect.
They were open carrying, apparantly legal where they were.
“You understand more white people are well fed than anybody else” I assume they are saying this because a high percentage of black people are on Food Stamps.
As a white person on food stamps at one point on my life, I must say I was well fed and I always had food stamps left over at the end of the month. And I was not even getting the full amount! I was living with other people with my two kids struggling to get through college after a divorce and had no pot to p!ss in.
I think a person can live on food stamps and have plenty. You just can’t eat steak (which I can’t even afford now), you can’t waste your food stamps on non-nutritious food like soda and candy, and you can’t go to the local convenience store and buy cold sandwiches until you run out of food stamps. You have to cook your meals from scratch and buy what’s on sale. Which is what most people do anyway who are not on food stamps.
White people are not all oozing money and privilege.