A new Brookings Institution report debunks the popular notion that U.S. schoolchildren suffer from a growing homework load, and do not have enough time to play and just be kids. According to data analyzed by the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings, the great majority of students at all grade levels now spend less than one hour studying on a typical day?an amount that has not changed substantially in at least twenty years. The research suggests that rather than having too much homework, children are not doing enough?a cause for concern because homework is correlated with school success. —Homework: An Easy Load? (Brookings Institution)
Unfortunately, I don’t see a link to the actual study — but maybe that’s because as I write this, the press conference that’s supposed to happen today has not yet happened. Maybe the link will appear on the list of Brookings reports.