Re "Some School Advice for Parents," Voices, Sept. 25: Having completed 42 years of teaching in the public schools, there are some points with which I agree. I must take exception to Jeff Lantos' position on homework. Homework should not necessarily be on the top of the priority list. I believe music, sports, organizations designed for young children and religious instruction should take priority.
My wife and I are grandparents. If we had the resources we would start a national movement and call it "Grandparents Against Homework." We have watched our five grandchildren (ages 7 to 12) labor hours on meaningless work that could have been better spent reading a good book. The intrusiveness of homework into their family life is, in our opinion, appalling. My wife and I are both university graduates and until we were in high school we don't remember homework as more work from school.