The Homework Myth by Alfie Kohn
Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing

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So why do we continue to administer this modern cod liver oil-or even demand a larger dose? Kohn’s incisive analysis reveals how a set of misconceptions about learning and a misguided focus on competitiveness has left our kids with less free time, and our families with more conflict. Pointing to stories of parents who have fought back-and schools that have proved educational excellence is possible without homework-Kohn demonstrates how we can rethink what happens during and after school in order to rescue our families and our children’s love of learning.
 

About Alfie Kohn

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Alfie Kohn's previous eleven books include Punished by Rewards, Unconditional Parenting, and What Does It Mean to Be Well Educated? (Beacon / 3267-1 / $16.00 pb). He speaks widely on education to teachers and parents, and lives in Belmont, Massachusetts.
 
Published April 3, 2007 by Da Capo Press. 258 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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