The war on homework

It’s early in the school year, but the war on homework has already started…

Does homework significantly increase academic achievement? Allow students to develop executive thinking skills (organization, time management, etc.)? Contribute to personal development through extra curricular activities? In what ways does homework impact the parent-child relationship? Does a “fuller school day” (often 8 am to 4 pm) and no homework help kids achieve academic excellence?

We’re in the era of big data, so instead of lining up “for” or “against” homework, I’m eager for someone to collect and analyze information that contributes to better education!

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