My kids do a lot of homework.
Jonah, who is 8th grade now, has about three hours of homework per night. He had six hours of homework in the weeks after Hurricane Sandy, when the teachers had two weeks of makeup work to cram in before the end of the semester. Even my 10 year old, special ed kid has a pile of work. It takes him about three hours to get through his work every night, too. Between homework, soccer practice, and swim lessons, the boys have no free time during the week.
That's a little crazy.
In the New Yorker, Louis Menand talks about the research around homework. He thinks that the biggest critics of homework are affluent parents who prefer soccer practice to math worksheets.
What do you think? Do your kids have too much homework? Is homework making them smarter?