OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA(Submitted by Jill Drews) Another elementary school, this time in New York City, has decided to ban homework citing research which finds no link between after school assignments and learning success. The move has many asking if all schools should do the same. The New York school sent letters home to parents letting them know about the change.  The principal says homework doesn’t improve results at the elementary level and can take away time from family and physical activity.  UBC education expert Dr Charles Ungerleider agrees.

“If you’re doing homework, you don’t have the opportunity for physical exercise or other kinds of social engagement with other youngsters. It does eat up a considerable amount of time.”

He says most of today’s teachers have seen the research on homework, but it’s the parents who often want it assigned.