Q: We are a busy family and our children’s homework seems to be put off due to a lack of time in the evenings. My daughter tells us that her teacher doesn’t assign a grade to homework, even though they go over it. Do teachers not understand that kids have a life outside of school?
— Jami and Brad, Norman
Dear Jami and Brad,
You didn’t mention why you were so busy in the evenings, so we are wondering if it’s perhaps related to athletic practice, dance/cheer practice, music practice or something like this.
What your family seems to not understand is that homework is practice for the lesson taught that day. Could there be a more important practice than your child’s education?
If they don’t make it as a professional dancer or sports figure, they will have their education to use their entire lives. As far as grading homework goes, that would be a question for the individual teacher.
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