• homework should be age and grade appropriate. I see Pre-K children with a sheet to trace the letters of the alphabet or numbers. Some have little cards with words on them to learn. Where I live many Pre-K children do not speak or read English. They usually have only one page to copy the letters or numbers. Home work for Pre-K children should only take 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Most elementary children's homework should be between 30 and 45 minutes per day total. Middle school about 1 to 1 hr. 30 minutes. High school 1 hr 30 min to 2 hr 30 min. If a student desires to do more they should be given the opportunity to do so. Today many high school students have employment making excessive homework difficult to deal with. Home work is important and should not be overlooked but it shouldn't be so excessive it becomes a burden discouraging the child from wanting to do it. I know as I was one of those children.
  • when they cant do nothing else
  • Unless one is studying for an exam, there should not be any.
  • when they cant do nothing else but honnework
  • Two hours worth a day would be sufficient. This gives kids the lessons they need to learn, not just doing their school work, like prioritizing their day.
  • It needs to be age appropriate but I would keep it minimal. For one things homework for young kids just tends to be "busy work" apparently so teachers can say they assigned it.. The more important issue is that free time and time spent with a student's family in the evenings is very important. Both parents are working all day for most families and the evening is the only time they have to spend together. If Mom and Dad get home at 6:00 pm and a small kid goes to bed at 8:00, that time is important to reconnect.
    • Archie Bunker
      That's 2 hours that they could do school work together. It shows the kids that hard work and persistence pays off.

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