Sara Bennett, co-author, The Case Against Homework.
"Bravo to Kenneth Goldberg for focusing his clinical psychologist's eye on the problems with homework. Goldberg explains why you fight over homework, why the fight isn't worth it, and how to change the pattern."
William Crain, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, City College of New York, Senior Editor of Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice.
"This is a great book for parents and teachers facing that most difficult of problems—homework. The book offers welcome practical advice. The author’s general thesis—that homework needs to be defined as a set amount of time rather than bulk of work—deserves wide discussion. The suggestion could solve many problems. Many parents and educators will be especially interested in the author’s suggestions with respect to children with attention problems, but the book applies to a wide range of typical kids. What’s more, the book is written in a personal style that makes it highly readable. I recommend the book highly to everyone who cares about children."
"The bookstores are filled with books about how parents can get their children to do their homework. Finally a book comes along that shows the student’s perspective, and that actually helps parents understand the reasons behind their child’s persistent homework problems instead of offering the same tired suggestions ... [more]