Education A National Roundup

Homework Challenged

By John Gehring — February 01, 2005 1 min read

A father of a Wisconsin high school student sued the 2,400-student Whitnall district in Greenfield, claiming a mathematics teacher at Whitnall High School had no authority to assign his 17-year-old son homework last summer. Peer Lawson contends the district and the high school can’t require summer work once the 180-day school year is over. Karen Petric, the superintendent of the Whitnall district, did not return a call requesting comment.

A version of this article appeared in the February 02, 2005 edition of Education Week