Parents in Spain call “homework strikes” for November

Primary school classroomParents in Spain are taking action to protest at not only the amount of homework being given to their children – but also the increasing amount of time they are expected to help them.

The so-called “homework strikes” will take place on weekends during November.
The group representing parents’ associations in Spain, CEAPA, says that 41 per cent of parents believe too much time has to be spent on homework – to the detriment of family life.

“The general perception is that more and more homework is being set as time goes on. We now find that even children at infant school (3-5 years) are bringing home school work,” said José Luis Pazos, president of CEAPA, reported El Pais.

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