Homework only for kids, not parents
Published: Dec 11, 2020 07:48 PM

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Homework has increasingly become a burden for parents of students whose teachers require them to grade and correct their kids' homework. Many breadwinning adults are now carping with online posts such as: "Good grief! Is this homework for kids or for parents?" It's the last thing they want to do after a hectic day at work. Well, this pressure is about to see an end. An official of the Ministry of Education announced at a press meeting on Thursday that teachers can no longer require parents to correct their children's homework. It will be strictly forbidden and be severely punished if discovered. Surely, the education of kids is a process that should be done both at home and at school. But it should be clearly defined that the homework grading and correcting is the domain of professional teachers. This will allow them to gauge how well the students have engaged with and absorbed class materials. It's always good to have parental involvement in homework, but their focus should be on how to help kids do better with their homework.