The paper received wide publicity and, during the debate, the Chief Inspector of Schools, Chris Woodhead, also head of Ofsted, said on Radio 4, "I think it's rather sad that this piece of research comes up with statements like `Homework is not always a good thing'."
Now we read that the Ofsted report finds no hard evidence that homework raises educational standards.
It is good to find that after Chris Woodhead's initial sadness, the Ofsted research has found broad agreement with the psychological research.
Dr INGRID LUNT
British Psychological Society