Sunday, December 04, 2016
The strike was organized by CEAPA - Spain's national organization of parent associations - because, they said, homework is detrimental to children. Based on a 2014 report by the OECD, Spain ranks 11th on a list of amount of time the average 15 year old spends on homework per week. The US is 15th.
There were news stories throughout Europe, unsurprisingly, but I was fond of the article and comment thread on The Guardian. I have yet to read an article on the impact of the strike and would really love to find one from the student perspective. If you've run into one, please let me know!
I hope another country goes on strike when my book comes out in January. :-)
Posted by Greg Pincus at 3:07 PM I'm reading: Would You Believe: A Real Life Homework Strike in Spain