The LAUSD tried to quantify how much homework should count towards a final grade. The quantity and quality of homework should always be considered and evaluated, but it is a subjective assessment best left in the hands of the classroom teachers. No two classrooms are alike; therefore, cookie cutter policies won’t cut it.
The school system would make better use of its time supporting its teachers in encouraging the completion of homework. That would require reaching out to parents – easier said than done, but any increased involvement from them would go further than setting an arbitrary benchmark.
And what else has the LAUSD been working on?
The Board adopted a resolution 6-1 in favor of supporting grocery store workers in their negotiations with supermarkets. The resolution has no requirement for homework completion, so do not be surprised if there are spelling errors on the picket signs.
Tamar Galatzan was the lone vote against this insane proposal, which does nothing to improve the quality of education and should not have been on the agenda.
Stay tuned – the LAUSD is expected to rule on whether Casey Anthony should appear on the Bachelorette or Dancing with the Stars.