Homework load little changed in 30 years, study says
Parental concerns about ever-expanding homework assignments for their children may be misguided, according to new research suggesting that students' homework burdens have barely changed in 30 years.
The share of 17-year-olds who said they had one to two hours of homework on a typical night dropped from 27% in 1984 to 23% in 2012, according to a report today in the annual Brown Center Report on American Education, sponsored by the Brookings Institution, a liberal think tank based in Washington, D.C. The percentage who spent more than two hours a night on homework remained unchanged at 13%.... read more
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