Teacher Declares No Homework Policy, Becomes Everyone's Hero

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Second-grade teacher Brandy Young just made the impossible possible for elementary students everywhere when she decided to implement a no homework policy for the new school year.

The Texas educator sent a letter home to parents last week, which has now gone viral, to seal the deal.

"Dear Parents," the note read. "After much research this summer, I am trying something new. Homework will only consist of work that your student did not finish during the school day. There will be no formally assigned homework this year."

But don't think Young is just trying to avoid marking some extra assignments. She claims there's research to back up her innovative policy.

"Research has been unable to prove that homework improves student performance," she wrote. "Rather, I ask that you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success. Eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside and get your child to bed early."

And the teacher has a point, according to education expert Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman.

"The data shows that homework over this level is not only not beneficial to children's grades or GPA, but there's really a plethora of evidence that it's detrimental to their attitude about school, their grades, their self-confidence, their social skills and their quality of life," she told CNN on Tuesday.

Parents seem to agree as well.

Mom Samantha Gallagher, who originally shared the post on Facebook, recently told KTRK-TV how pleased she is with the policy.

"I am very grateful [my daughter] Brooke has an innovative teacher who is willing to adopt new policies for the benefit of her students and their families," she told the station.

And with over 69,000 shares and counting, seems like others are on board as well.

"This is so awesome as it demonstrates how many parents and teachers would support this kind of policy!" one parent commented on the post. "Especially for kids in elementary school. It prioritizes family time and youth activity! I feel 8 hrs a day in school for kids this age is enough."

"I like this teacher. She has her head on right. I can understand why your post has so many shares," wrote another.

Mrs. Young sounds like an A+ teacher to us!

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