This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government


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Stop compulsory homework for primary school children. The amount of pressure felt by parents of young families, not to mention the pressure on the children themselves, is becoming a national issue. It is always more than the prescribed amount, takes longer, stresses both children and their parents, can cause arguments between work-stressed spouses, almost ALWAYS requires parental assistance, is often ill-targeted, robs families of already decreasing opportunities for stress-free quality time, and - worst of all - undermines the chances that children will acquire a love of learning. It is an educational policy which negatively impacts a massive number of families.

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