On the evening of April 21, 2021, Hefei first grade two girls did their homework until 3 in the morning. After finishing her homework, the girl cried with joy. The girl’s sister said that the high school entrance exam is now under great pressure, and her sister has to make up lessons every week, distressed and helpless.
The amount of homework for junior high school students is really larger from one generation to the next. My little baby Momo just went to kindergarten, but my sister-in-law’s daughter happened to be on the first day of this year. When his sister-in-law’s daughter was in elementary school, Mo Mo always wanted to play with her sister. Every weekend, her sister could come to the house and eat together. Then her sister was very patient with Mo Mo playing with clay, building blocks, placing Lego, and jigsaw puzzles… I also wrote that our whole family played Bunny Bouncing board game together. My sister was more excited than Mo Mo and devoted herself to breaking through the barrier: Every time my sister-in-law was half joking and half emotion, saying that sister Mo Mo, “You are here for my younger brother. Wen childhood?” I used to scribble and write with my sister, but even this little chance to “relive my childhood” is gone. Since my sister went to junior high school, the time to see her sister is getting less and less every weekend. When Mo Mo saw that only the uncle and the aunt (that is, the sister-in-law) came, he curled his lips and asked “Uncle, why didn’t the sister come?” Every time the uncle said: “At home, I haven’t finished my homework.” It’s not forced. The sister-in-law’s daughter is very serious about her studies. She herself requested that “I won’t come to play until I finish my homework.” Everyone knows that just recently, the Ministry of Education targeted high school students with homework. The “Notice on Strengthening the Management of Homework in Compulsory Education Schools” was promulgated on the issue of excessive amounts. The notice requires that the total amount of written homework should be strictly controlled, and written homework should not be assigned to the first and second grades of primary schools. The average does not exceed 60 minutes; the junior high school does not exceed 90 minutes. At the same time, the “Notice” clearly stated that students should not be required to self-improve and correct themselves, and it is strictly forbidden to assign or disguise assignments to parents, and it is strictly forbidden to ask parents to correct homework, so that the homework can be returned to the school education link. I feel that this time the amount of work can be specified to “no more than 90 minutes”, which is really a very clear time indicator, which shows the determination of the Ministry of Education to increase its efforts to reform. However, different children have different homework completion speeds and abilities. I don’t know if this 90 minutes is completed. What kind of student speed is used to measure 90 minutes? In addition, even if the school homework can be strictly controlled within this one and a half hour, it is really difficult to estimate and control the homework of the child’s own extra tutoring class. With the fierce competition and internal examination of junior high school students today, if the school’s homework can be completed in one and a half hours, will parents continue to add extra online lessons, oral 1v1, and tutorial exercises for their children? I don’t know if Sister Mo Mo can “take a breath” because of this reform, at least make time for the Harry Potter Lego she is thinking of: