This leads me to this board and glad we are not alone.
There will need to be a better coordination and balance systems in place at schools so our kids can be challenged but not drained.
Where does the gathering of special items such as shoe boxes, costumes, etc fall into the homework timeline? But the other stuff seems to be so out of line and over the top. YO LISTEN UP HERES A STORY, ABOUT A LITTLE BLUE GUY WHO LIVES IN A BLUE WORLD!
Today's parents are constantly being asked to provide various extra items for their kids. AND ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT AND EVERYTHING THAT HE SEES IS JUST BLUE!!!
homework is harmful (I am 13 and yes I have done my reaserch, srry for my lack of spelling XD)I agree that homework is very important and a necessity to make sure that students complete in class work that they did not finish and for the practice or preparation for a project/exam/etc.
However, I have concerns when the recommendation for homework time is 10 min/grade, but my child gets that much from just one teacher, who does not consider that he has homework for other classes.For group projects, if one person messes up with a big part of it, you're screwed because the project is 75% of you grade.And let's talk about the conditions of the machines (Kids) that have to go to school every day.Most schools go AT LEAST 6 hours a day, so 36 hours weekly.(I know people that go to 8 hours in middle school) Add in two hours of homework a day and you are working 50 HOURS WEEKLY.To better manage to-do and priority, we set up a whiteboard in the study room to list daily and weekly due homework for these two subjects, this past weekend there were six(6) bullet items on the board.I was speechless but try to be positive to provide assistance.And giving a certain number of time that is homework overload is complete ****, the difficulty of the homework, whether you're good at the subject, and whether you had a stressful day at school can determine homework overload, so it's different for everyone.(Now I'm going to talk about your messed up "education" system) One of the biggest faults in your system is the grade system, most teachers have weighted grades on tests, so if you do good at homework, but terrible at tests, you're screwed.In the last 20 years, homework has increased only in the lower grade levels, and this increase is associated with neutral (and sometimes negative) effects on student achievement.The National PTA recommendations fall in line with general guidelines suggested by researcher Harris Cooper: 10-20 minutes per night in the first grade, and an additional 10 minutes per grade level thereafter (e.g., 20 minutes for second grade, 120 minutes for twelfth).