Is it time we banished homework?

Schools say it’s essential and means pupils learn to work independently. But students – along with some of their teachers – say it’s a waste of everyone’s time. Here, a headteacher and a pupil lay out their arguments for and against.

More here http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/schools/is-it-time-we-banished-homework-8586836.html

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Modern childhood ‘ends at age of 12’

Childhood is over for many children by the age of 12, according to members of a parenting website.

Netmums website users are complaining that children are under pressure to grow up too fast.

They say that girls are made to worry about their appearance and boys are pushed into “macho” behaviour at too young an age.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/education-21670962