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    Sara Rimer

    Sara Rimer is a distinguished journalist who spent 26 years as a reporter at the New York Times, where she wrote about education, the death penalty, immigration, and aging in America, and covered New England as the Boston bureau chief. The Times nominated her four times for the Pulitzer Prize. Her coverage of the death penalty was cited by the Supreme Court in its landmark 2002 ruling outlawing the execution of developmentally disabled individuals. Profile

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There are 4 comments on Does Homework Really Help Students Learn?

  1. I think that last question about Good help from parents is not know to all parents, we do as our parents did or how we best think it can be done, so maybe coaching parents or giving them resources on how to help with homework would be very beneficial for the parent on how to help and for the teacher to have consistency and improve homework results, and of course for the child. I do see how homework helps reaffirm the knowledge obtained in the classroom, I also have the ability to see progress and it is a time I share with my kids

  2. The answer to the headline question is a no-brainer – a more pressing problem is why there is a difference in how students from different cultures succeed. Perfect example is the student population at BU – why is there a majority population of Asian students and only about 3% black students at BU? In fact at some universities there are law suits by Asians to stop discrimination and quotas against admitting Asian students because the real truth is that as a group they are demonstrating better qualifications for admittance, while at the same time there are quotas and reduced requirements for black students to boost their portion of the student population because as a group they do more poorly in meeting admissions standards – and it is not about the Benjamins. The real problem is that in our PC society no one has the gazuntas to explore this issue as it may reveal that all people are not created equal after all. Or is it just environmental cultural differences??????

  3. Yes, I think homework plays an important role in the development of student life.
    Through homework, students have to face challenges on a daily basis and they try to solve them quickly.I am an intense online tutor at 24x7homeworkhelp and I give homework to my students at that level in which they handle it easily.

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