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Christina
10-09-2010, 12:15 PM
From everything Iíve read, thereís a lot of conflicting opinions regarding homework at the elementary school level. Those in favor of it believe it promotes responsibility and makes the parents more involved; those opposed think it interferes with more important aspects of a childís time (and can lower self-esteem).

But I think itís a lot more nuanced than that. My daughter switched in 4th grade from public school to Mirman. I had heard horror stories about the homework at Mirman: freaky little prodigies obsessing over homework in carpool. So I wasnít sure what to expect from the school, or from my daughterís reaction to whatever change there was going to be.

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http://beyondthebrochure.blogspot.com/2010/10/guest-blogger-jenny-notes-from-homework.html