At the same time, the policy addresses none of the truly thorny questions about homework. If the district finds homework to be unimportant to its students’ academic achievement, it should move to reduce or eliminate the assignments, not make them count for almost nothing. Conversely, if homework does nothing to ensure that the homework students are not assigning more than they are willing to review and correct。
sensible:sensible actions or desisions are good because they are based on reasons rather than emotions.
The homework rules should be put on hold while the school board, which is responsible for setting educational policy, looks into the matter and conducts public hearings. It is not too late for L.A. Unified to do homework right。
It might be sensible to get a solicitor.
21.It is implied in paragraph 1 that nowadays homework_____。
The sensible thing is to leave them alone.
[A] is receiving more criticism
Sensible people behave in a sensible way.
[B]is no longer an educational ritual
Sensible shoes are practical and strong rather than fashionable and attractive.
[C]is not required for advanced courses
wear loose clothing and sensible footwear.
[D]is gaining more preferences
good-humored:a good-humored person or atmosphere is pleasent and cheerful.
22.L.A.Unified has made the rule about homework mainly because poor students_____。
It was a good-humored conference.
[A]tend to have moderate expectations for their education
lively:You deacribe someone as lively when they behave in a enthusiastic and cheerful way.
[B]have asked for a different educational standard
She had a sweet ,lively personality.
[C]may have problems finishing their homework
A lively evenr or a lively discussion ,for example has a lot of interesting and exciting things happening or being said in it.
[D]have voiced their complaints about homework
It was turned out to be a very interesting session with a lively debate.
23.According to Paragraph 3,one problem with the policy is that it may____。
Someone who has a lively mind is intelligent and interested in a lot of different things.
[A]discourage students from doing homework
She was a well educated girl with a lively mind.
[B]result in students' indifference to their report cards
A lively feeling or awareness is a strong or enthusiastic one.
[C]undermine the authority of state tests
The paper also show a lively interest in European dwvelopments.
[D]restrict teachers' power in education
24. As mentioned in Paragraph 4, a key question unanswered about homework is whether______. [A] it should be eliminated
[B]it counts much in schooling
[C]it places extra burdens on teachers
[D]it is important for grades
25.A suitable title for this text could be______。
[A]Wrong Interpretation of an Educational Policy
[B]A Welcomed Policy for Poor Students
[C]Thorny Questions about Homework
[D]A Faulty Approach to Homework
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