January 14, 2008

Later Is Better

At least when it comes to gonig to school in high school. Nancy Kalish, who wrote The Case Against Homework, has an editorial in the NYT this morning discussing the research. For most districts, simply flipping the time their elementary and high school kids arrive at school increases attendance, safety, and of course learning.

She also seems to be advocating longer school days, which I would disagree with, but if it did happen her suggestions for extra activities (that seem to be getting cut because the focus on testing) or just time for "homework help" so kids could go home and actually get to spend time with their family and friends are good ones.