NPR logo

Kids & Homework

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Kids & Homework

Kids & Homework

Kids & Homework

Only Available in Archive Formats.


Harris Cooper
* Author, The Battle over Homework : Common Ground for Administrators, Teachers, and Parents(Corwin Press, 2001)
* Chair of Psychological Sciences Department, University of Missouri at Columbia, Columbia, MO

Janine Bempechat
* Author, Getting Our Kids Back on Track: Educating Kids for the Future (2000)
* Assistant Education Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

Etta Kralovec
* Co-author, The End of Homework: How Homework Disrupts Families, Overburdens Children, and Limits Learning (Beacon Press, 2001)
* Vice President for Learning at the Training and Development Corporation, Bucksport, ME (operate job training centers in Maine and Virginia)

Donald Ryan
* Archeologist and Faculty Fellow, Pacific-Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington

Of all the controversial issues in education, from school prayer to mandatory testing, you'd hardly expect homework to make the list. But there's a growing debate in school districts around the country about how much is too much, and whether homework is doing any good at all. What's the real value of homework?



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.