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Second-grade teacher introduces the homework policy we all dreamed of as kids



A second-grade teacher in Texas just introduced a controversial new homework policy that would have made us all jump for joy as kids. 

"There will be no formally assigned homework this year," Godley Elementary School teacher Brandy Young wrote in a letter to her students' parents. 

Instead, she said her students will only be required to take homework they didn't complete in class, according to the New York Daily News. 

"Research has been unable to prove that homework improves student performance. Rather, I ask that you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success. Eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early," the letter to parents continued. 

One parent quickly took to Facebook to express just how happy her child was to hear that news. 

Samantha Gallagher's Facebook post quickly went viral, getting shares from more than 68,000 homework haters around the world. 

"I've have been messaged and told the letter has reached Canada, Scotland, Ireland and Polynesia! Just goes to show how universal this subject is!....and now Africa," Gallagher commented on her original post. 

 One of the many commenters to applaud the teacher's policy was James Rice. 

He wrote: "This is so awesome as it demonstrates how many parents and teachers would support this kind of policy! Especially for kids in Elementary school. It prioritizes family time and youth activity! I feel 8 hrs a day in school for kids this age is enough."

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