Thursday, August 9, 2012

Homework, parenting, teacher retention, and school suspension.

There is an article in the Washington Post today on why it is unwise to try to improve education by weeding out bad teachers, and one yesterday in the New York Times on the disproportionate use of school suspension with minority students and students who have disabilities. Both articles touch on aspects of human nature that are strikingly similar to what happens with homework policy. It's the same basic folly involved in using coercion to achieve behavioral goals. Here's my video comment:

Dr. Kenneth Goldberg is a clinical psychologist with 35 years of professional experience in dealing with many different psychological issues. He is the author of The Homework Trap: How to Save the Sanity of Parents, Students and Teachers and currently works in his own private practice.

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