RHOWR Mission Statement


A mission statement seems as good a place as any to start.

RHOWR Mission Statement

The Rational HOmeWork Review Initiative (“RHOWR”) is a group of Tenafly Public School parents who are concerned about the role of homework among the stressors impacting our children. We are taking informed action to improve our families’ lives. Our basic concern is the health and well-being of our children, which includes their intellectual, physiological, social, and emotional development. In our experience, current Tenafly homework policies and practices sometimes impinge on our families’ abilities to meet our children’s physiological (including sleep, exercise, and eating), social, and emotional needs.

We are educating ourselves about homework issues and best practices, through communication with administrators, teachers, students, and parents, as well as reading and other research. We are working to encourage a general shift in the community’s attitudes and expectations (“cultural change”). Our goal is to reduce environmental stress as we support our students’ educational and personal development.

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