Contact Us

Maryland Elementary School Has Abolished Homework

Homework. Even if you haven’t been in school for years the thought of it can send shivers down your spine. But this fact of life for most kids is no problem for students at Gaithersburg Elementary School in Maryland — their principal, Stephanie Brant, banned homework when she took over two years ago. Instead these lucky K-through-fifth graders are each required to read a book of their choice for 30 minutes a night.

Brant explained that once they started looking at the actual homework they were giving kids, they realized it was just a bunch of worksheets (uhhhh … doy, that’s what grade school homework is), and it was kind of a big waste of everyone’s time (again, doy). So far parents and students seem to agree that Brant’s no homework strategy is a winner. And the school’s standardized test scores have remained about the same since Brant took over and instituted the policy.

We’re not saying we’re angry that we had to do homework and these kids don’t. We’re just saying DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MUCH POINTLESS HOMEWORK WE HAD TO DO?!!! WHY?! WHYYYYYYYYY????!!!!!!!!!!!

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of TheFW

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for TheFW quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!