Think kids today have too much homework? Think again. Two new
studies show that the opposite may actually be true. A report by
the Brookings Institution's Brown Center on Education Policy
found that most elementary through high school students in the
United States spend less than an hour per night on home-work.
What's more, a Rand Corporation study found that only about one
in eight high school students does more than two hours of
homework a night--much less than kids in other countries.
What about all those stories of American kids overloaded with
homework? "We're not suggesting that kids and parents are lying," says Brian Gill, the coauthor of the Rand study. "It's just that
it's pretty clear that those stories are the exception rather
than the norm."
October 10, 2003 WORLD REPORT EDITION
||October 10, 2003 Vol. 9 No. 5