Should no-homework policy be encouraged?
Editor's note: Some primary schools in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, are starting to implement No Homework Day policy to ease the students' burden. The students will not receive homework on Wednesdays. Should students have homework? Forum readers share their opinions.
Homework can be effective in consolidating and reflecting on what is learned through the day, and as a preparation for lessons the next day. However, in China the hours spent on study in school are so excessive that there is little time for other educational and social issues; sport, leisure activities, family and social relationships. These are important too, but severely lacking in the present system.
Mom helps son with his homework in Nanjing, Jiangsu province on Sept 24, 2013.[Photo/IC]