Survey on Homework Reveals Acceptance, Despite Some Gripes
Despite debates in the media over whether American students are academically overburdened, 85 percent of parents believe their children are doing the “right amount” or “too little” homework, and three-quarters of students say they have enough time to complete their assignments, according to a survey released this week.
“This is a much-needed corrective to many current portrayals of homework,” said Harris Cooper, the author of several books and study reviews on the topic. He is not connected to the new survey, which was commissioned by the MetLife Inc. insurance company of New York City.
A perennial parade of authors, newspaper stories, and parents have raised questions over whether the nation’s schoolchildren are doing too much homework, or doing it at too young an age, and whether too much...
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