Dad does daughter's homework for a week; now his story is going viral

Students in one Florida county will no longer have to do homework when the new school year begins.

The debate about homework is never ending. Some school districts have banned homework all together while others encourage teachers to send it home nightly. 

A dad in New York decided to do his 8th graders homework for a week to see what was occupying several hours of her time each night. His blog about the experience is driving a renewed conversation about the amount of homework students are asked to complete. 

Karl Taro Greenfeld writes for the online magazine The Atlantic and said his then 8th grade daughter would come home with homework across several subjects that would take several hours to complete. 

He wrote, "What I am interested in is what my daughter is doing during those nightly hours between 8 o’clock and midnight, when she finally gets to bed. During the school week, she averages three to four hours of homework a night and six and a half hours of sleep." 

After a conversation with her, he decided to do her homework each night. She still did her own but he wandered, "What is the exact nature of the work that is turning her into a sleep-deprived teen zombie so many mornings?" 

Read details about his week as a 8th grader, here. 

Greenfield said the teachers questioned his daughter's ability to keep up when he brought it them. 

On Morning Rush Wednesday morning, we're asking the question. Would you ban homework in your household if you could? Take our poll and tune in to #MorningRushATL for the conversation tomorrow morning at 5.

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