Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Did you do your homework?

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This is my daughter’s 3rd grade homework assignment. All teachers (grades 1-8 ) are to post the homework for that day on the Internet.
I guess the days are gone when your mom or dad would ask you if you have any homework and you might say something like “no not really”. Now the parents check on line just to make sure. I’m not sure if I like this idea or not. I don’t know why but I just feel a little funny when my wife or myself double check and make sure my daughters homework statements are accurate. Or maybe I’m making too big of deal out of this.


mamacita said...

You know, Blogball, I kind of agree with you on this one. It smacks of "Brave New World" just a bit. If it's just a matter of conveying information in case the kid forgot, that's another issue. But this seems to be "just in case you think you'll get away with pretending you don't have any homework, Lookee here, kiddo!"
I guess it would help solve the problem of kids who do try to get away with it, but I still feel like Big Brother's watching on this one. :-(

unca said...

I can see both sides to this. When the school system wants to put up a web cam in your home to make sure your daughter actually does her homework -- that's crossing the line.

anya ransuns aka Roxy said...

I just feel sorry for kids because they have so much homework today. In elementary school, my homework took me like 38 seconds. But it doesn't seem like kids are learning that much more, even with all their homework...I dunno. As for the web site thing, I think it does seem kind of convenient to have it posted online. Then the forgetful kid can check it in case he/she has forgotten during the bus ride home or whatever. But the web cam in the room, yeah, I'm against that. :)