Sharon's Published Work, Washington PostWashington Post: Homework Is My Kid’s Job, Not Mine November 4, 2014February 7, 2020 Sharon Holbrook Homework Is My Kid’s Job, Not Mine Published in Washington Post on November 4, 2014 Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInEmailLike this:Like Loading... Published by Sharon Holbrook View all posts by Sharon Holbrook
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When I taught first grade I required that math and spelling homework be signed by a parent. I expected it to be correct. My assumption was that the parent would help the child on a math concept that they might not fully understand. Also they would hopefully insist on neatness. Old-fashioned??
No, I think it’s actually new-fashioned, Mom. You didn’t ever check my homework. You didn’t even know what I had assigned. You certainly didn’t check five children’s homework for neatness and correctness, nor should you have had to. Compared to that, I’m super involved because I look over shoulders! 🙂
I’m reading this and all I can think about is how can this person call themselves a parent? Unbelievable the attitude of this Mom towards education.
Thanks for commenting! My kids say you’re “so mean”, but I’m sure you’re motivated (as I am) by your children’s best interest.