In the News: What’s the Right Amount of Homework? Many Students Get Too Little, Brief Argues
Sarah Schwartz of Ed Week takes a close look at a new EdNext article about whether American students are getting too much homework or too little. She writes
Anxiety about overscheduled students with upwards of three or four hours of homework a night has overshadowed another problem, writes Janine Bempechat, a clinical professor of human development at the Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development: Low-income students aren’t getting enough homework, and they may be suffering academically as a result.
The article, “The Case for (Quality) Homework,” by Janine Bempechat, was released this week.
— Education Next