"We’ve got three daughters in school here and it’s just nice to have evenings together and focus on that and not have homework battles," one dad said.
Let’s be honest: when we were children, most of us disliked the idea of homework. Sitting down and actually doing it was even harder. At the back of our minds, we knew it was good for us, but but back then we hoped that we didn’t have to do them at all.
Now a school in San Diego, California is living our dreams.
At McKinley Elementary School, the school board decided against giving its students any homework this school year.
Predictably, the students are delighted. But as it it turns out, so are some parents.
“I was excited," said dad Mike Anderson. "We’ve got three daughters in school here and for us it’s just nice to have evenings together and kind of focus on that and not have homework battles."
Like most parents having children. Mike is struggling to cope with the amount of homework his children have to accomplish—simply because he has to help them do it.
Echoing Mike’s sentiments, dad Andy McRory says: “I can tell you that my wife and I are both very happy that it was less than it was last year.”
But not all parents feel the same way; mom Elizabeth Newlin has mixed feelings about the new ruling.