No homework: it's a mantra all kids want to hear. Now a New York school district is considering getting rid of it altogether. The idea started as a petition from fifth-graders Christopher DeLeon and Niko Keelie at Farley Elementary School in Stony Point and grew from there, but it's also part of of a bigger nationwide trend. The two boys decided to write a petition and present it to the school district making their case. They said most of their classmates agreed with their proposal -- and it turned out the school district also agreed.
petition: No Homework
A couple of fifth-graders in New York put their heads together and came up with a plan to put an end to homework. And soon they put together the petition and began collecting signatures many students who agreed with the duo's perspective. The superintendent said the district is still working on changes to the district's homework, which were prompted by the petition. Christopher's mom, Tricia DeLeon, who also happens to be a teacher at the school, had mixed feelings about the petition. But she said she's proud of the boys' for taking the initiative to solve what they perceived as a problem.
Fifth-graders start petition to end homework; now their school district is reviewing its policies
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CHICAGO — After a month of remote learning, Idalia Rizvic was getting headaches, feeling stressed and struggling to finish her schoolwork early enough to hang out with her family before bedtime. So last week, the eighth grader at Boone Elementary in West Rogers Park in Chicago started an online petition to shorten the virtual school day. But for some, stricter schedules this year have been too much. As families and educators wait for Chicago Public Schools to say whether the second quarter will bring students back to classrooms, many feel that either way, something needs to change.