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Election Day: a teachable moment

Homework: To give or not to give? Whether you support or oppose homework, on Nov. 6 the only assignment students should have is to follow the election. Watch the news. Listen to the radio. Tweet. Blog. If you’re 18 years old, vote.

From kindergarten through college, we should declare a moratorium on “regular” homework, and give every student the time and encouragement to participate in our democracy.

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