The air was thick with concentration as students like Jasmine Jurado, an eighth grader at the Fox Lane Middle School in Bedford, steadily plowed through assigned readings, math problems and science labs. Jasmine, 14, took a break from an essay about Shakespeare's ''Midsummer Night's Dream,'' to say that her daily average of three hours of homework leaves her anxious and burdened. When I come home, it's all on my back. There's not much time to play.
High School Homework: Are American Students Overworked?
Do our kids have too much homework? | Parenting
The topic, no, just the word itself, sparks controversy. It has for a long time. Drawing on the theories of his fellow educational progressive, psychologist G. The Journal was an influential magazine, especially with parents. An anti-homework campaign burst forth that grew into a national crusade. The crusade would remain powerful through , before a world war and other concerns bumped it from the spotlight. Nevertheless, anti-homework sentiment would remain a touchstone of progressive education throughout the twentieth century.
Too much homework? Study shows elementary kids get 3 times more than they should
Next time you want to complain about the amount of homework you do, remember that students in Shanghai spend an average of over 14 hours per week on take-home work. A recent brief from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD shows that American year-olds spent an average of six hours a week on homework in By comparison, students from all OECD countries were spending an average of about 4. On the low end of the spectrum, teens from countries like Korea and Finland spent less than three hours a week on after-school work, while teens from Russia spent about 10, and students from Shanghai spent about 14 hours.
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? He just started to learn to read and write a couple of months ago.