Homework is adding stress to families and creating an equality gap among students.
That's according to psychotherapist and author Stella O'Malley.
She said homework should be part of the school day instead.
She told Pat Kenny there are other ways to get children to learn.
"I'm not a fan of homework - I think education is very important, but there's lots of ways to educate.
"I'd be in favour of, in the last hour of the school day, they make it devoted to independent learning.
"So effectively the children would be able to do their homework on their own, quietly in the last hour of the day.
"That means every child would get the opportunity to work independently, and if they need a little hand maybe they ask the teacher.
"But effectively the idea is you're on your own and you're going over the work of the day".
She said homework at home actually creates a large amount of inequality.
"The kids who have very engaged parents do very well, because they've got their parents helping them with their homework, and making sure they've got all the books and everything right.
"While the kids who don't, the gap gets bigger and bigger and bigger as they get older for that very reason".
'The idea of choice'
Simon Lewis is principal of Carlow Educate Together National School, and host of the 'If I Was The Minister for Education' podcast.
He said they talked to parents and children - with about 80% of respondents in favour of scrapping homework.
While the ratio of staff who believe homework should be scrapped was closer to 50/50.
He said: "The main recommendation really was that traditional homework in itself is meaningless for all children.
"Simply doing pages of books does very little...however as long as homework is meaningful - and when we say meaningful we look at the idea of looking at the children's own interests in a particular topic, and they can go and learn about what they're interested in.
"The idea of choice, that not everybody's doing the same homework - and teachers are well qualified in differentiation.
"And we also have the added additution in the last 20 years of technology, which can subtly give differenced homework to other children".
Simon added that "choice and meaningfulness" are key to productive homework.