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[Susan notes: Well, hey, 15 people recommended this short declaration.

Here's the most terrible rebuttal to my declaration: If an employee is a clockwatcher running out the door after 8 hours so they can have some quality time of their own, the penalty is being shut out of promotions or perhaps even let go because they are not dedicated enough.

Teach kids to be employees to be on call 24/7.]

Published in New York Times online

To the editor

Re: When Homework Stresses Parents as Well as Students As a teacher, I didn't believe in K-8 homework. Children work a full day, as do their parents. They need and deserve quality time together. I wrote a book about how destructive school pressures are in families: "What Happened to Recess and Why are our Children Struggling in Kindergarten?

Susan Ohanian

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