Homework has been a raging topic of conversation in the educational community the past several years. There are those who think it is a waste of time and those who think it really does help students. To try and help parents and students understand why we think homework is necessary, we have compiled a rather large list of links to show our point of view. They range from what the media is reporting about modern education to a description of what is life is like for students in China and Japan. Please take the time to read through them.
Here are some important things to keep in mind about homework at Riverwood Middle School:
The links below can help parents and students understand why homework is necessary. Please take some time to review the information.
WHAT THE MEDIA IS SAYING ABOUT EDUCATION
Article about Two Million Minutes - a video that compares American students to those in other countries - 2008
Poor Marks for US Education System - 2009
US Teens Trail Peers Around World on Math-Science Test - 2007
ARTICLES THAT SHOW WHY HOMEWORK IS NECESSARY
Homework: Myths, Realities, and Student Views
Interesting article written by a college professor
What is Homework?
Homework Supply Kit
EDUCATION IN OTHER COUNTRIES
Education System in China
A Day in the Life of a Student in China
Basic Information on Education in Japan
A Day in the Life of a Student in Japan