Texas teacher's unique no homework policy goes viral

GODLEY, TX (KTRK) -- One teacher in north Texas is starting the school year with a revolutionary policy - no homework.

Brandy Young is a second grade teacher at Godley Elementary School in Godley. She passed out a letter to every parent at "Meet the Teacher Night" before school started to explain her no-homework policy.

The letter reads:
"Research has been unable to prove that homework improves students performances. Rather, I ask that you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success. Eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early."

Samantha Gallagher's 7-year-old daughter, Brooke is a student in Young's class. Gallagher was so pleased with the policy she posted the letter on Facebook with the caption, "Brooke is loving her new teacher already!"

"I am very grateful Brooke has an innovative teacher who is willing to adopt new policies for the benefit of her students and their families," said Gallagher.

Dozens of parents in the Godley school district and outside the district, praised Young's policy on Facebook. The post has been shared more than 64,000 times.
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