Spanish parents striking over too much homework at shools

Spanish parents striking over too much homework at shoolsParents in Spain have called for a “homework strike” complaining at the amount of extracurricular work to help their children with, the Local.

Spanish schools are setting too much homework and have called "homework strikes" for weekends in November, according to parent associations.

"Parents who join the strike will formally ask schools not to set homework over November weekends," said a statement from CEAPA, Spain’s umbrella organisation representing 12,000 parent associations across Spain.

"If schools do anyway then parents will send in a note excusing their children for not having done the work with the explanation why," it said.

It is reported homework setting guidelines depend on regional educations authorities.

Madrid for instance recommends that children are given 10 minutes daily homework in Year One (five-year-olds) increasing by 10 minutes each subsequent year, although parents complain that in truth the homework amounts to much more.
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