This article is also discussed by Scott Burgess. And see Furedi's own website for more of his articles.
From day one in primary school ... [parents] are told that the performance of their children is intimately linked to how much support they get at home. In a desperate attempt to improve standards of education, parents' concern for their children is manipulated to draw them in as unpaid teachers. The outsourcing of education by schools encourages a dynamic where many parents become far too directly involved in producing their children's homework.
Surveys suggest that parents spend on average six or seven hours a week on homework duties.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Is this all your own work, Tompkins?
There is a good article by Frank Furedi in today's Guardian. He looks at the factors that have led to an increase in plagiarism and cheating in schools and universities: