noun. A procedure proven to remove math, reading, and other barriers to a healthy, productive life.
Real citation: "I feel like I have had a homework-ectomy. I looked forward to finishing my portfolio, and the relief of not having so much homework, but now I am dealing with the pain after the 'surgery'. Specifically, I feel like a part of me is missing. I have defined myself as a grad student and a National Boards candidate for so long, that I feel like part of me is missing. I'm sure that I will eventually come to terms with it, but, right now, I feel like I am having a personal crisis."
(April 1, 2009, Caps for Sale, http://caps-for-sale.blogspot.com/2009_04_01_archive.html)
Made-up citation: "I think all students deserve a homework-ectomy and a Pixie Stick longer than Wilt Chamberlain. All I need is your vote for class president."