Other schools have joined Ecole Elizabeth Ballantyne after some research found that homework has little to no benefit for children through sixth grade and it also causes a lot of stress, and even arguments between parents and children.
But not everyone agrees with the no-homework movement. Some say that homework is important for reviewing what kids have learned in class.
“Those study skills, those work habits they develop by doing their homework will help them succeed throughout their lives,” Steven Erdelyi, head of Solomon Schechter Academy told CTV News.
The no-homework initiative started in November. Teachers said they have seen calmer students within the school’s hallways, CBC News reported.