Schools in Bay Area are Banning homework!
Oak Knoll Elementary in Menlo Park has mostly banned homework — except reading, special projects or catch-up work. Palo Alto's Addison Elementary and the Berryessa School District in San Jose are discussing the issue.
Not all homework at Oak Knoll has been eliminated — for example, third-graders will still practice their multiplication tables at home.
A researcher from Duke proudly adds the following obvious fact: Harris Cooper tells CBS News his research has shown that homework does help learning.
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