The emerging focus in New Hampshire on what’s called “competency-based” education, emphasizes mastery of a subject over time in class or number of worksheets completed. But traditional homework has many defenders, who say it solidifies class learning and fosters good study habits.
This program was originally broadcast on January 8, 2015.
- Megan Birch – interim director of educator preparation and associate professor of English at Plymouth State University. She is also a teacher consultant for the National Writing Project in New Hampshire.
- Tom Crumrine – assistant principal at Concord High School. He has worked in the school district since 1999, serving as a chemistry and biology teacher, outdoor education leader, and assessment coordinator.
- Jennifer Thompson – teacher of language arts and social studies at Unity Elementary School.