Too much homework? Not in this class. None at all. None all year

It's no homework, all year long for one group of Texas second graders.

Story highlights

  • A letter explaining the no-homework policy was given to parents
  • One study seems to back up the teacher's ideas

(CNN)Students in a second-grade class in Texas are catching a break on homework. They won't get any -- all year long.

Brandy Young, a teacher in the Godley Independent School District, sent home a letter to the parents of her second grade class announcing the new homework policy.
"I am trying something new," Young wrote in her note. "Homework will only consist of work that your student did not finish during the school day. There will be no formally assigned homework this year."
    At least one parent loved the idea. Samantha Gallagher posted the letter to her Facebook page, proclaiming her daughter, Brooke, "is loving her new teacher already!"
    Gallagher said she was stunned when she read the letter.