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Should we scrap homework?

Tweet from comedian Rob Delaney reignites age-old debate: whether homework is really needed or should be ditched

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Tweet from comedian Rob Delaney reignites age-old debate: whether homework is really needed or should be ditched

Homework. If you've had a scroll through Twitter in the past 24 hours, you'll have no doubt come across a tweet or hundreds about homework. How much is too much? What impact does it have? And should it just be scrapped altogether?

Yes, says US comedian Rob Delaney. He tweeted yesterday: "Why do they give 7 yr olds so much homework in UK & how do I stop this. I want my kid frolicking & drawing & playing football. Who knows more about stopping this madness & can help me?"

His tweet went viral – with footballing legend Gary Lineker, comedian Romesh Ranganathan and journalist Piers Morgan just a few of the high-profile names weighing in on the matter.

And it seems that even when your dad writes a song declaring his distaste for homework, you've still got little choice in the matter…

 

But some parents did highlight that a lot of schools are listening to their views when it comes to setting homework. 

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