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The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing by Alfie Kohn, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0738211117/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_1NORpb0R2BWYE

My challenge to you—especially parents of third graders and younger—is to talk to your children’s teachers and tell them your educated knowledge of this research on homework and it’s detrimental effects on play and family time. Tell them you want something different for your child.

Alfie Kohn's ideas might sound "hippy" or out-there to some at first glance but he has the research and endless examples to back up his ideas for education reform and the call to end this miserable era of standardized education. His philosophy of Ed calls for a rise in project-based learning, interdisciplinary studies, and making students partners in their own education.

Feel-Bad Education: And Other Contrarian Essays on Children and Schooling by Alfie Kohn, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0807001406/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_lnKZpb12DRJM9

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The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and "Tougher Standards" null,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0618083456/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_J6h1rb0XNEB1PQZ3