North Rockland Central School District officials are reconsidering their homework policy after receiving a petition from two students. Two fifth graders circulated a signature campaign that asks their teachers to stop giving homework. According to them, doing homework wears them out and negatively affects their performance on exams. One of the students also found it hard to complete his homework because of an extracurricular activity.
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Christopher DeLeon, a fifth-grader at Farley Elementary School, just wishes teachers said it more, so last fall he and his best friend, Nikolas Keeley, began a petition asking that the school do away with homework. Math worksheets are usually what break me down. District adds 'Meatless Monday' to cafeteria menu. His older sister, who attends North Rockland High School, spends upwards of two hours each night completing assignments, he said.
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