The fight to change Toronto`s homework policy.
In 2007-2008 I undertook to change the homework policy in Toronto. I was inspired by the Book: The Case against homework, by Sara Bennett and Nancy Kalish. In fact Sara became a friend and supporter during the `fight`. I owe her much. Her new website is here.
Below is an interview I did on CBC in 2008 live at noon with Nancy Wilson. Forgive the video quality, it was 2008 after all.
In 2009 I was interviewed on CRFB radio by then radio host and now Toronto Major John Tory. You can listen to the clip below.
There were many articles written at the time. Below is my favorite written by John Hoffman then of Today’s Parent magazine.
Homework a homewrecker: Report
Homework is of little benefit to students from junior kindergarten to Grade 6, say the authors of a just-released Canadian study, who also found it i…
Cuts in homework proposed
Students should not be assigned homework on holidays such as March Break or Christmas or other "days of significance," says a groundbreakin…
More homework rebels speak out
A Calgary couple who fought their children’s school to stop homework is just the tip of the iceberg. Parents across the country are weighing growing evidence that homework may hinder more than help
Proposal to Scale Back on Homework in Toronto Unanimously Passes Committee Vote
The Toronto committee formed to reassess homework unanimously passed the proposed new policy. The proposal will be put to a vote before the entire School Board on April 16. Frank Bruni, a parent wh…
Guest Blogger: A Father’s Epiphany and Homework Reform
Today’s guest blogger, Frank Bruni, the father of a 12-year-old seventh grader, lives in Toronto, Canada. Frank, who has been quoted extensively in the Canadian press, has been a driving forc…
Guest Blogger: Victory in Toronto
Today’s guest blogger, Frank Bruni, the father of a 12-year-old seventh grader, lives in Toronto, Canada. Frank was a driving force in pushing the Toronto District School Board to review and …
Kids stressed? Join the less-homework revolution
Are your previously enthusiastic children repeatedly whining about being overworked? Find out how fed-up parents are changing the way schools think — and how you can, too.