Homework needs to evolve or die says a principal.
It's as President Michael D Higgins said it should be scrapped at primary level.
Speaking to news2day on RTÉ, President Higgins said, "people should be able to use their time for other creative things.
"I think as much as possible that [homework] should happen in the school and I think it’s more relaxed than it used to be."
Simon Lewis is principal of Carlow Educate Together primary school, and says a blanket ban may not be the way forward - but it needs to be looked at:
"Everything else has evolved in education.
"So there, there shouldn't be anything different with homework, it needs to either evolve or die, you know like most things.
"So if homework is becoming a detrimental thing, it's no positive impact to children, then it definitely needs to go.
"But before we kill it, I think we need to examine it and see if there are benefits."
The National Parents’ Council is also among those calling for our approach to homework to be modernised.
CEO Áine Lynch believes a more blended form of homework would be of more benefit:
"How can we make learning more imaginative and creative? And how can we link that into the home so it doesn't feel this torturous event that's sitting around the kitchen table and has to be done before anything else is done?
" I think we need to have a broader look across how the curriculum in the school can link to that home learning environment and how we can look at it at a national basis."