Some schools and school districts are taking a hard look at how much homework is assigned and how valuable it is for student learning. How much homework do you have, on average, each night? Is it a burden for you? Does it mostly help you learn the material and skills you are being taught? Galloway is part of a wave of districts across the nation trying to remake homework amid concerns that high-stakes testing and competition for college have fueled a nightly grind that is stressing out children and depriving them of play and rest, yet doing little to raise achievement, particularly in elementary grades. Schools in Tampa, Fla.
With teachers handing out more assignments than ever, our kids are stressed, sleep deprived and, worst of all, becoming disillusioned with learning. But many frustrated parents are fighting back -- and winning. You can too. Gisela Voss always thought that all the griping about homework overload was way overblown. But once he enrolled at Brown Middle School in , Gisela had a rude awakening. Suddenly Luke was grappling with 30 minutes of assignments for each of his six classes, lugging home a backpack bursting at the seams -- and sagging under the strain.
Print article. Many students and their parents are frazzled by the amount of homework being piled on in the schools. Yet researchers say that American students have just the right amount of homework. How can he be expected to do that by himself?
I'm taking ap hug, ap english 12, ap studio art, h chemistry, h-precal, and spanish 2. And while im only taking 3 ap classes, i feel that i have enough work on my shoulders. But how much does everyone else have? I feel like no one else studies as much as i do.