Be practical;Letter

15th May 1998 at 01:00
I totally agree with Donald Hirsch's sentiments ("Homework addicts will not thank us", TES, May 1). The time that David Blunkett, the Education and Employment Secretary, wants children to spend on homework every night at a primary level seems to me ludicrous.

As a Year 3 teacher, I wonder who is going to set this homework. The teacher, I presume. Who is going to mark this homework? Who is going to make sure the child is doing the homework? The parents? Or the teacher by telling them off next day when it hasn't been handed in?

I think David Blunkett should think his homework policy through at a practical level.

Anneke Bibby 9 Stanley Grove, Ruabon Wrexham

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