Some schools set limits on homework

The New York Times reports that “Research has long suggested that homework in small doses can reinforce basic skills and help young children develop study habits, but that there are diminishing returns, said Harris Cooper, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University. The 10-minute guideline has generally been shown to be effective, Dr. Cooper said, adding that over all, ““there is a minimal relationship between how much homework young kids do and how well they test.””
New Recruit in Homework Revolt: The Principal
Published: June 15, 2011
Schools are responding to concerns that high-stakes testing and competition for college have fueled a grind that does little to raise achievement.