An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune story by Tara Malone:
Jami Dehn prepped homework packets to send home with her class of third-graders every Friday afternoon last year, carefully charting how much they should read, write in cursive and practice spelling.

But while she checked the returned assignments and wrote comments in the margins, the Hawthorn South Elementary School teacher didn't score the work.

Dehn joins a growing number of teachers who either have stopped grading homework or have capped how much it counts toward a student's overall grade. Instead, they reserve their grade books for in-class work like tests and research projects.

Educators say many of the daily assignments measure a student's work ethic more than knowledge. Besides, they say, some papers come back with an obvious assist from mom and dad.

"Don't get me wrong. I think homework is very important," Dehn said. "But the thing is, you don't know how much was done by a parent or someone else."
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