• Teacher promises students no homework in her class all year

    By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    EVADALE, Texas -

    A Texas elementary school teacher has a gift for her students. 

    Richelle Terry is promising no homework for her second- and third-grade math students for the entire school year, KBMT reported

    Terry is a teacher at Evadale Elementary. She had taught pre-K, but this is the first time she's taught the higher grade.

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    Instead of pouring over their math problems for hours at the dining room table, she wants her students to spend time with family and to enjoy their childhood. 

    "You see them, and they're like, 'I hate school. I don't like school. I don't like learning. That class is boring.' It's because they take the fun out of it. Everything is serious ... and it doesn't have to be that way," Terry told KBMT.

    Terry said there should be enough time in class to finish assignments and the school has added a tutorial period for kids need extra help, according to KBMT.

    Terry said she will take a look at how her students are handling the no-homework rule throughout the semester.

    The school district allows its teachers to be flexible as long as students meet requirements, KBMT reported.

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