STOP COMPULSORY PRIMARY HOMEWORK
Responsible department: Department for Education
Stop compulsory homework for primary school children. The amount of pressure felt by parents of young families, not to mention the pressure on the children themselves, is becoming a national issue. It is always more than the prescribed amount, takes longer, stresses both children and their parents, can cause arguments between work-stressed spouses, almost ALWAYS requires parental assistance, is often ill-targeted, robs families of already decreasing opportunities for stress-free quality time, and - worst of all - undermines the chances that children will acquire a love of learning. It is an educational policy which negatively impacts a massive number of families.
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