Home Projects and Long-Term Homework Assignments Suck

I’m going to talk a little about home projects. Not remodeling your kitchen. I’m talking about the homework assignments your charming children bring home from school. The ones that you have to complete in a couple weeks. Basically, any project for your kids to do at home.

It could be a state project (as it was when I was a kid), or a “passion” project (which it is for my son). Or it could be a science fair thingy or any other project that is meant to spark their interest in learning.

The point is, it’s a big, involved homework project of some sort.

Please remember that I am a teacher. This is what I do for a living. So, this isn’t just some random parent rant wherein they fail to see the educational side of things. I’m well-versed in the scholastic goals that home projects for kids seek to accomplish.

So, let’s get to it, then.