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Can I opt my kids out of homework?

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My kids start school this week, and there is something big that I want to broach with their teachers: opting out of homework.  I’m not a fan of homework (as I will explain below), but I am still working up my nerve to actually do something about it.

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What are your thoughts about homework in the early grades? Have you ever considered opting your kids out?  What do you think a teacher’s response would be to such a request?

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