Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework

According to a report from Salon,  “for elementary-aged children, research suggests that studying in class gets superior learning results, while extra schoolwork at home is just . . . extra work.”


Even in middle school, the relationship between homework and academic success is minimal at best. By the time kids reach high school, homework provides academic benefit, but only in moderation. More than two hours per night is the limit. After that amount, the benefits taper off. “The research is very clear,” agrees Etta Kralovec, education professor at the University of Arizona. “There’s no benefit at the elementary school level.”


Read the full report here: Homework is wrecking our kids



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