In August 2017, it rolled out an updated policy, which emphasized that homework should be “meaningful” and banned due dates that fell on the day after a weekend or a break.“The first year was a bit bumpy,” says Louann Carlomagno, the district’s superintendent.
She says the adjustment was at times hard for the teachers, some of whom had been doing their job in a similar fashion for a quarter of a century. Carlomagno says they took some time to “realize that it was okay not to have an hour of homework for a second grader—that was new.”Most of the way through year two, though, the policy appears to be working more smoothly.
“The origin for this was general parental dissatisfaction, which not surprisingly was coming from a particular demographic,” Schneider says.
“Middle-class white parents tend to be more vocal about concerns about homework …
The 21st century has so far been a homework-heavy era, with American teenagers now averaging about twice as much time spent on homework each day as their predecessors did in the 1990s.
Even little kids are asked to bring school home with them.
Some people don't know exactly what homework is.
Homework is defined as an out of class activity assigned to students as an extension or elaboration of classroom work(Kid Source).
Students spend hours doing it, teachers spend hours checking it.
Homework is sometimes a burden to teachers and students but still it is necessary.