Deirdre Birmingham, a Montclair mom, shared this letter to the editor with the Montclair Times, entitled Too Many Homework Headaches.
Birmngham describes how homework time has been increasing and how she knows “a fifth-grader who dropped most afterschool activities because she has too much homework.”
My kids are teens, and for them, it’s often hard to balance after school commitments and activities with the amount of homework they take home some nights (as evidenced by my kids sometimes bringing their homework to the dinner table or staying up long after I’ve gone to bed). But what about parents of younger kids — are you seeing an increase of homework in elementary school and in the younger grades? Or do you like the structure and academic time your child spends doing homework?
The letter has been circulating on social media and is striking a chord. So we ask you readers — what do you think about the state of homework in Montclair. Take our poll: