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(China Plus) A primary school teacher in Sichuan's capital, Chengdu, is reportedly being applauded for not giving out weekend homework through the month of March this year, reports the Chengdu Commercial Daily.
While some say the move may hurt the academic performance of the Grade 2 students she teaches, others - including many of the parents of the students - are in support of the idea.

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Instead, Lu Yuanyuan has asked students to take part in outdoor activities, including taking pictures of blooming trees in preparation for a themed exhibition at the end of March.
"March is the best time for hiking," said Lu. "Children don't have to stay home and do homework on the weekends. They should walk in nature and feel the sunshine and observe vital life."
Addressing the opening of this year's "Two Sessions," Premier Li Keqiang announced the government will "give attention to addressing the problem of heavy extracurricular burdens on primary and secondary school students" in his government work report.

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A moot question.

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Post time 2018-3-15 16:11:48 |Display all floors
The primary concern is whether the child has learnt the lesson set out for them. Homework is secondary and should be used only as a complimentary lesson.

However, training in discipline and grilling is still important in a child's early stage of development because this will help the child overcome laziness in later life especially with regards to scientific and mathematical studies.

Many, if not most, of the engineers in Silicon Valley come from Asia and it shows the failure  of the Western education to groom such talent. Why?

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