The left chairwoman Janine Wissler calls for the abolition of homework in schools. "Everyday homework stress poisons family life, means arguments, excessive demands, tears and fuels aggression," writes Wissler in a guest article for the "Tagesspiegel". "When parents call it a day, it's still a long way from the end of the day." Childcare, household chores and caring for relatives awaited. "They could be relieved of the unnecessary burden of homework immediately and thus take a lot of pressure off the families."
At the same time, Wissler criticizes that the "outsourcing of school tasks to the families" deepens the division in the education system. "Home schooling" during the corona pandemic has shown this clearly. "The level of education of the parents must not be decisive for the fulfillment of school tasks," writes the left boss in the article. Wissler is in favor of planning phases of independent learning and practice in the all-day school. "Homework must become schoolwork."
Wissler also calls for "well-equipped schools with enough staff, enough teachers and school social work". Many school reforms could not be implemented immediately because teacher training had been neglected for years and many school buildings were "left to decay". However, the abolition of homework could be “implemented immediately”. Many student councils have already called for this, writes the Left boss in her guest post.
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