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Why This Superintendent Banned Homework For Elementary School Students

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Florida Superintendent Heidi Maier is banning homework for elementary school students in her district. Instead, she's asking them to read for 20 minutes each night. Where was this woman when I was a kid?!

"It's only the second week of school and I have more homework that I've ever had before 🙃" writes one student on Twitter. 

Though it might seem like this cool superintendent is just three kindergartners in a trench coat, she's actually banning the homework for a good reason: research shows that it just doesn't improve academic performance for kids this young. Reading, on the other hand, does.